FREDERICK R. LUMMIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
As long as the exact status of periarteritis nodosa remains undetermined it will continue to hold the attention of the profession, as it has since the first description approximately 70 years ago. Many cases have been reported in excellent detail, the pathological picture well defined, the experience of the workers abroad and on this continent completely summarized. Bacteriological studies and animal inoculations have not given uniform results. Lately the clinical side has received a major emphasis in the attempt to formulate a picture more easily recognized during life and, perhaps, at an earlier stage of the disease.
Of uncertain etiology,
LUMMIS FR. PERIARTERITIS NODOSA(PERIARTERITIS NODOSA*). Ann Intern Med. 1936;10:105–116. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-1-105
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