periarteritis nodosa


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Related to periarteritis nodosa: panarteritis nodosa, Kussmaul disease

periarteritis

 [per″e-ahr″ter-i´tis]
inflammation of the outer coat of an artery and of the tissues surrounding it.
periarteritis gummo´sa accumulation of gummas on the blood vessels in syphilis.
periarteritis nodo´sa polyarteritis nodosa.

pol·y·ar·ter·i·tis no·do·sa

segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium-sized or small arteries, more common in males, with varied symptoms related to involvement of arteries in the kidneys, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and heart.

periarteritis nodosa

a progressive polymorphic disease of the connective tissue that is characterized by numerous large and palpable nodules or clusters of visible nodules along segments of middle-sized arteries, particularly near points of bifurcation. The disease causes occlusion of vessels, resulting in regional ischemia, hemorrhage, necrosis, and pain. Early signs of the disease include tachycardia, fever, weight loss, and pain in the viscera. Kidney, lung, and intestinal involvement is common. Other systems and organs of the body may also be affected. Periarteritis nodosa is treated with corticosteroids and cytotoxic drugs. Also called necrotizing angiitis.

pol·y·ar·te·ri·tis no·do·sa

(pol'ē-ahr'tĕr-ī'tis nō-dō'să)
Segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium or small arteries; most common in males, with varied symptoms related to involvement of arteries in the kidneys, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and heart.
Synonym(s): periarteritis nodosa.

periarteritis nodosa

See POLYARTERITIS NODOSA.

periarteritis

inflammation of the outer coat of an artery and of the tissues surrounding it.

periarteritis nodosa
an inflammatory disease of the coats of small and medium-sized arteries, marked by a variety of systemic signs. Seen sporadically in domestic animals and in humans associated with hepatitis B antigen. See also collagen diseases. Called also Kussmaul's disease, polyarteritis, panarteritis nodosa.
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Burkett G, Richards R: Periarteritis nodosa and pregnancy.

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