Classic polyarteritis nodosa. Definition

Medical Definition: Classic polyarteritis nodosa

Vessel inflammation that affects the type of lobar renal arteries, arcuate or interlobar. It begins with constitutional symptoms as fever, malaise, weight loss and musculoskeletal pain, associated with manifestations depending on the location of the vasculitis (peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system, cutaneous, intestinal and, more rarely, liver or heart). Presents with hypertension and renal ischemia is characterized by the presence of arterial microaneurysms visible by angiography. Treated with corticosteroids or cyclophosphamide intravenous pulse shape.

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