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I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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