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Is polyarteritis nodosa a type of autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be

Pad is treated with steroids (cortisone or prednisone).

In brief: It can be

Pad is treated with steroids (cortisone or prednisone).
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Emily Lu
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Polyarteritis nodosa is a kind of vasculitis, that is, a disease characterized by inflammatory cells invading your blood vessel walls and causing many problems.
Polyarteritis nodosa specifically refers to a vasculitis that affects small and medium sized arteries.

In brief: Yes

Polyarteritis nodosa is a kind of vasculitis, that is, a disease characterized by inflammatory cells invading your blood vessel walls and causing many problems.
Polyarteritis nodosa specifically refers to a vasculitis that affects small and medium sized arteries.
Emily Lu
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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 is immune mediated and exact cause is not known.

In brief: 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 is immune mediated and exact cause is not known.
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