A 43-year-old member asked:
i want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?
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Specializes in Rheumatology
Limited: Despite many trials, corticosteroids are still the cornerstone of treatment. Cyclophosphamide may be added in more severe cases or in resistant cases of polyarteritis that are not hepatitis b related. Newer agents to treat this condition exist and treatment should only be attempted by a physician intimately familiar with the condition.
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Rheumatology 52 years experience
Polyarteritis nodosa: In pan damage is due to impaired blood supply to vital tissues as a result of inflammation of medium to small arteries . Goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation with Prednisone , and Cytoxan as main drugs. Other medications include methotrexate, Leflunomide and Rituxan (rituximab) . Problems due to pan need to be treated such as HTN , renal failure, seizures, stroke, bowel perforation , neuropathy etc.
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Last updated Jul 1, 2014
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