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multiple sites of inflammatory and destructive lesions in the arterial system.
polyarteritis nodo´sa a form of systemic necrotizing vasculitis involving the small and medium-sized arteries with signs and symptoms resulting from infarction and scarring of the affected organ system. Called also Kussmaul's disease and periarteritis nodosa.
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An infrequently used eponym for polyarteritis nodosa.
See also: Kussmaul, Adolph
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