Polyarteritis nodosa

Case contributed by Dr Charudutt Jayant Sambhaji


Fever, malaise and weight loss

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Male

Multiple small aneurysms of small sized arteries in the liver, both kidneys, spleen and aneurysms of the lumbar arteries.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates characteristic pan-involvement of small sized arteries, in form of small aneurysms, in polyarteritis nodosa.  

Systemic necrotizing vasculitis that causes inflammation of small and medium vessels with subsequent development of multiple aneurysms, occlusions and stenoses.

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Case information

rID: 7430
Published: 1st Nov 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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