Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN)

Last updated 26.09.12

 

Features

-  Medium & small vessel vasculitis

-  Microscopic Polyangitis (only small vessels)

-  Systemic necrotising vasculitis w aneurysm formation

 

Dx

-  3+ of (87% specific, 82 % sensitive)

-  Weight loss >4kg

-  Livedoid vasculitis

-  Testicular pain

-  Myalgia, weakness

-  Abdo pain, diarrhoea, PR bleeding

-  Mono/polyneuropathy

-  Elevated Urea, Cr >1.5mg/dL

-  Hepatitis B

-  Biopsy

-  Angiography

-  Raynauds phenomenon

 

 

 

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