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Can polyarteritis nodosa lead to vasculitic neuropathy?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but . . . .

Since pan is a vasculitis, it like the other rheumatological illnesses of this type can cause an associated neuropathy.
It would be important to rule out other potential causes like medications, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol, infections, hereditary, diabetes, neurological conditions or vascular compromise. Others too. The onset, time course, distribution, and anatomy can help define it. Emg done?

In brief: Yes but . . . .

Since pan is a vasculitis, it like the other rheumatological illnesses of this type can cause an associated neuropathy.
It would be important to rule out other potential causes like medications, vitamin deficiencies, alcohol, infections, hereditary, diabetes, neurological conditions or vascular compromise. Others too. The onset, time course, distribution, and anatomy can help define it. Emg done?
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Pan, like other vasculitides, affects multiple systems and has protean manifestations, although it most commonly affects skin, joints, peripheral nerves, the gut, and the kidney.
[2] the lungs are usually spared with pan. A typical pan patient might present with fever, night sweats, weight loss, skin ulcerations or tender nodules, and severe muscle and joint pains developing over weeks or months.

In brief: Yes

Pan, like other vasculitides, affects multiple systems and has protean manifestations, although it most commonly affects skin, joints, peripheral nerves, the gut, and the kidney.
[2] the lungs are usually spared with pan. A typical pan patient might present with fever, night sweats, weight loss, skin ulcerations or tender nodules, and severe muscle and joint pains developing over weeks or months.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Polyarteritis nodosa

Yes it can . Ployarteritis nodosa affects medium to small arteries that supply the nervous system both central and peripheral causing vasculitic neuropathy.

In brief: Polyarteritis nodosa

Yes it can . Ployarteritis nodosa affects medium to small arteries that supply the nervous system both central and peripheral causing vasculitic neuropathy.
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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