nodosa: Spectrum of angiographic findings.
Key words: Cutaneus polyarteritis
nodosa, differential diagnosis, systemic corticosteroids
Country y/sex Disease 1 France 66/M ANCA-associated vasculitis 2 Israel 56/M Rheumatoid arthritis 3 Italy 35/M Behcet disease 4 Spain 50/M Rheumatoid arthritis 5 Italy 60/M Polyarteritis
nodosa 6 Spain 55/M Psoriatic arthritis 7 Italy 76/M ANCA-associated vasculitis 8 France 53/F Rheumatoid arthritis 9 Italy 69/F Rheumatoid arthritis 10 Greece 60/F Rheumatoid arthritis 11 France 9/F Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 12 Greece 45/M Psoriatic arthritis 13 Greece 65/F Rheumatoid arthritis 14 Greece 71/F Giant cell arteritis 15 Greece 55/M Ankylosing spondylitis Other immunosuppressive Anti-TNF treatment treatments Patient Duration, Duration, no.
Adding abdominal pain as a symptom, in this case, would reduce the possibilities to three: smallpox, polyarteritis
nodosa (a rare autoimmune disease characterized by spontaneous inflammation of the arteries), and vibrio vulnificus infection (infection by a bacterium that lives in warm saltwater).
Wegener's granulomatosis is common and polyarteritis
nodosa is rare in northern Europe, but in southern Europe Wegener's granulomatosis is rare and polyarteritis
nodosa is common.
A requiem will be held later for Martha Masako Yamasaki of Eugene, who died June 24 of polyarteritis
Systemic vasculitis, characterized by inflammatory changes in blood vessels, is a general term used for a group of diseases including Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyarteritis
, and crescentic glomerulonephritis.
As one physician put it, "Not only were patients previously crippled with arthritis helped to get back on their feet and become active members of society again, but patients with other so called 'collagen diseases' such as disseminated lupus erythematosus and polyarteritis
nodosa were dramatically benefitted; patients with allergies such as bronchial asthma, hay fever, and eczema received impressive relief; patients with some types of leukemia and other malignancies went into temporary remissions; and those wiht numerous other disorders experienced unprecendented improvement from those agents.
Vasculitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis, Microscopic Polyangiitis; Churg Strauss Syndrome, Polyarteritis
Nodosa, Giant Cell Arteritis, Takayasu Arteritis)
Patients with other inflammatory diseases were also reported in decreasing frequency as follows: ITP (n=8), APS (n=5), Sjogren's syndrome (n=5), polymyositis (n=4), Wegener's granulomatosis (n=3), autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) (n=2), scleroderma (n=2), Still's disease (n=1), dermatomyositis (n=1), pemphigus vulgaris (n=1), bullous pemphigoid (n=1), ankylosing spondylitis (n=1), polyarteritis
nodosa (n=1), and sickle cell disease (n=1).
Since the pathology involved the arterial and venous systems, the differentials considered include Behcet's disease, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies associated vasculitis, giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, polyarteritis
nodosa, and Henoch Schonlein Purpura.
nodosa (PAN) is a disorder characterized by necrotizing inflammation of the small- or medium-sized muscular arteries, commonly within the kidneys, gastrointestinal (GI) tract, skin, nerves, joints, and the muscles (1).