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polyarteritis

 [pol″e-ahr″tĕ-ri´tis]
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.

pol·y·ar·ter·i·tis

(pol'ē-ar'tĕr-ī'tis),
Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.

polyarteritis

/poly·ar·ter·i·tis/ (-ahr″ter-i´tis)
1. multiple inflammatory and destructive arterial lesions.

polyarteritis nodo´sa  (PAN) classically, a form of systemic necrotizing vasculitis involving small to medium-sized arteries with signs and symptoms resulting from infarction and scarring of the affected organ system.

polyarteritis

[pol′ē·är′tərī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, polys + arteria, airpipe, itis, inflammation
an abnormal inflammatory condition of several arteries.

polyarteritis

(1) A nonspecific term for any condition that affects multiple arteries.
(2) Polyarteritis nodosa, see there.

pol·y·ar·te·ri·tis

(pol'ē-ahr'tĕr-ī'tis)
Simultaneous inflammation of a number of arteries.

polyarteritis

inflammatory and degenerative lesions of the arterial walls in a number of isolated locations.

polyarteritis nodosa
See periarteritis nodosa.
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Localized polyarteritis nodosa of breast--report of two cases and a review of the literature.
His medical history revealed that, ten years prior, he had been diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa, which was associated with familial Mediterranean fever, and was treated with azathioprine and prednisolone.
Limited polyarteritis nodosa of the male and female reproductive systems: Diagnostic and therapeutic approach.
Armstrong, "An unusual complication of polyarteritis nodosa with massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage: a case report," International Archives of Medicine, vol.
Although the majority of the cases of polyarteritis nodosa are in the form of minor attacks, recurrence is observed in 3/4 and the mortality rate has been found to be 10%.
Two patients of polyarteritis nodosa, one having headache, had bilateral subcortical and paraventricular hyperintense lesions in frontoparietal white matter; and the other patient having weakness and numbness of both arms, had hyperintensities in white matter and hyperintensities in basal ganglia and thalamus.
Prevalence of Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, polyarteritis nodosa and Churg-Strauss syndrome within a defined population in southern Sweden.
The underlying diseases of these cases were pulmonary fibrosis in two; polyarteritis nodosa, rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with pulmonary bleeding and mycosis fungoides in one each.
Child was advised a skin biopsy from the nodular lesions which showed small and medium vessel vasculitis suggestive of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa.
Extra-hepatic manifestations of hepatitis B include polyarteritis nodosa, Gianotti-Crosti syndrome, transient serum sickness-like syndrome, and membranous glomerulonephritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, Wegener's granulomatosis and polyarteritis nodosa are some of the possible causes.
Besides pregnancy, other non-CAD related associations with SCAD include connective tissue disorders such as Marfan and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes, vasculitides such as polyarteritis nodosa, and inflammatory disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease.