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Polyarteritis Nodosa

  • Tor Shwayder
  • Samantha L. Schneider
  • Devika Icecreamwala
  • Marla N. Jahnke
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Abstract

Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a medium vessel vasculitis. Men tend to be more frequently affected than women (4:1). All ages can be affected but most commonly patients present as middle-aged adults. Patients can present with isolated cutaneous disease or disease with systemic symptoms – called classic PAN. Cutaneous disease tends to have a more benign, though persistent, course. It affects approximately 10% of patients. Progression from cutaneous PAN to classic PAN is uncommon. Pediatric patients tend to present with cutaneous PAN [1, 2].

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    Inoue N, Shimizu M, Mizuta M, Ikawa Y, Yachie A. Refractory cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa: successful treatment with etanercept. Pediatr Int. 2017;59(6):751–2.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tor Shwayder
    • 1
  • Samantha L. Schneider
    • 2
  • Devika Icecreamwala
    • 3
  • Marla N. Jahnke
    • 2
  1. 1.Pediatric DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyHenry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Icecreamwala DermatologyBerkeleyUSA

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