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Can you tell me about poly arteritis nodosa?

Can you tell me about poly arteritis nodosa?

See details: Google the term and you will gain much more detailed information than can be provided in the small space provided for answers on this site. It is a systemic medium vessel vasculitis that can effect virtually any organ system in the body. It requires early diagnosis and aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of salpingitis isthmica nodosa?

What are the causes of salpingitis isthmica nodosa?

No clear cause: Salpingitis isthmica nodosa can block the fallopian tubes close to the uterus, and may make pregnancy difficult. It is not caused by anything you did or didn't do. We don't know any exact cause, but it most certainly has to do with the way a women's reproductive system develops right from birth. ...Read more

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What causes polyarteritis nodosa?

What causes  polyarteritis nodosa?

Polyarteritis nodosa: Pan ( poly arteritis nodosa) is a disease of unknown cause.It affects small to medium sized arteries reducing or cutting off blood supply to organs . Men are affected more than women between ages of 30 to 50 . In 25% of patients hepatitis b or c infection is seen. Small and medium arteries are attacked by immune cells . It can affect infants. Dilated arteries and strictures resemble rosary beads. ...Read more

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What are the tests for polyarteritis nodosa?

Polyarteritis nodosa: Diagnosis made by clinical suspicion based on patient symptoms and findings .Lab findings may include elevated wbc, ESR , CRP and in some patients positive p-anca when pan involves small vessels , positive hep b or c ag or a/b in some patients . Angiogram shows typical beaded medium or small arteries with aneurysms. Biopsy of affected tissues shows arteritis. Sural nerve is commonly biopsied. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polyarteritis nodosa?

What are the symptoms of polyarteritis nodosa?

Ployarteritis nodosa: Symptoms depends on organ or system affected. Symptoms are fatigue , fever, muscle , joint pains, unexplained weight loss, anorexia . Based on organ involved kidney failure, hypertension due to kidney involvement, stroke , seizures due to brain involvement, abdominal pain due to bowel perforation , chest pain , heart attack due to heart involvement wrist drop, foot drop due nerve involvement. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

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. ...Read more

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Has anyone heard of polyarthritis nodosa cures?

Has anyone heard of polyarthritis nodosa cures?

Cyclophosphamide: Several treatments are used, starting with steroids and then adding Cyclophosphamide and occasionally adding Remicade (infliximab) or rituxin. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a blood test and an angiogram or muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more