ARTHUR C. CURTIS, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT M. COFFEY, M.D.
Periarteritis nodosa is a primary vascular disease of moderate duration usually characterized by an insidious onset with mild fever, emaciation, weakness, fatigue, loss of weight, pains in the arms, legs, abdomen, and leukocytosis. The signs and symptoms frequently vary, depending upon the location of the arteries involved, and because of this Harbitz 1 has classified the disease into gastrointestinal, renal, neuro-muscular, cardiac, cerebral and cutaneous types. Though any one of these types may exist alone, various combinations are usually seen.
Periarteritis nodosa is rarely, if ever, diagnosed clinically. Biopsy, taken for some other purpose, may show its existence. Relatively few
CURTIS AC, COFFEY RM. PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE AND A REPORT OF ONE CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:1345–1358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-11-1345
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(11):1345-1358.
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