Jornal Vascular Brasileiro
Print version ISSN 1677-5449
SILVA JUNIOR, Otacilio Figueredo et al. Polyarteritis nodosa: literature review related to a case report. J. vasc. bras. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.1, pp.86-89. Epub Apr 23, 2010. ISSN 1677-5449. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1677-54492010005000008.
Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare disease, being a systemic vasculitis characterized by the presence of an acute inflammatory process and fibrinoid necrosis of small and medium-sized arteries. Its course may be acute or chronic, with large variability of signs and symptoms due to various organs that may be affected, mainly peripheral nervous system, kidneys, and skin. The authors report the case of a patient with unusual clinical manifestations and course.
Keywords : Polyarteritis nodosa; clinical features; diagnosis.