C-ANCA can also be seen in 45% to 50% of patients with MPA, 25% of patients with the renal-limited form of MPA, 10% of patients with Churg-Strauss granulomatosis, and even 5% of the patients with polyarteritis nodosa
Protracted febrile myalgia mimicking polyarteritis nodosa
Vasculitis may also be associated with other systemic vasculitides such as systemic lupus erythematosis and polyarteritis nodosa
Vasculitis - polyarteritis nodosa
, Henoch-Schonlein purpura, large-vessel vasculitis
Benign oncocytic endocrine tumor of the pancreas in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa
affects the coronary arteries in 50% of the patients and microscopically, all layers of the arterial wall are involved.
1) Other noncancer causes have also been reported: head injuries (occipital condyle and first cervical vertebra fractures), internal carotid artery dissection and coiling, polyarteritis nodosa
, hemangio-pericytoma, Lyme disease, carotid fibromuscular dysplasia, and idiopathic cranial polyneuropathy.
The Polyarteritis Nodosa
Research and Support Group: http://www.
Fauci on the treatment of polyarteritis nodosa
and Wegener's granulomatosis as one of the most important advances in patient management in rheumatology over the past 20 years.
The differential diagnosis of RS3PE syndrome includes rheumatoid arthritis (RA), complex regional pain syndrome, gout arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis, overlap syndrome, mixed connective tissue disease, polyarteritis nodosa
, amyloidosis, pseudogout disease, and carpal and tarsal tunnel syndromes.
Medium vessels are affected in polyarteritis nodosa
, typically seen in older females, and Kawasaki disease, a pediatric disease.
inflammatory vasculitis (leucocytoclastic vasculitis), (5) polyarteritis nodosa
(PAN), Henoch-Schonlein purpura, drug-related hypersensitivity vasculitis, temporal arteritis/polymyalgia rheumatic and nonspecific unclassified vasculitis) and
Atypical course of both Kawasaki disease and polyarteritis nodosa
Other skin diseases have been described in association with chronic hepatitis C virus, but are noted in only a few case reports and include urticaria, polyarteritis nodosa
, erythema nodosum, and erythema multiforme.
Physical findings range from minimal nonspecific abnormalities to jaundice and hepatomegaly (often tender), and occasionally extend to extrahepatic features reflecting immune-complex phenomena such as vasculitis, immune complex nephritis, arthritis, a serum-sickness-like illness, and polyarteritis nodosa