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Is polyarteritis nodosa an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
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In brief: Polyarteritis causes

The answer to your question is "it may be" an auto-immune disorder. Polyarthritis is most often caused by an auto-immune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, amyloidosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus erythematosus.
In addition, it may also be caused by infection with an alphavirus such as chikungunya virus and ross river virus. Ask your physician for more information in your instance.

In brief: Polyarteritis causes

The answer to your question is "it may be" an auto-immune disorder. Polyarthritis is most often caused by an auto-immune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis, amyloidosis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus erythematosus.
In addition, it may also be caused by infection with an alphavirus such as chikungunya virus and ross river virus. Ask your physician for more information in your instance.
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