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My sister has polyarteritis nodosa. What does this mean?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Vasculitis

It is a form of blood vessel inflammation.

In brief: Vasculitis

It is a form of blood vessel inflammation.
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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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 can affect infants. Dilated arteries and strictures resemble rosary beads.

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 can affect infants. Dilated arteries and strictures resemble rosary beads.
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