JOSEPH FELSEN, M.D.
The diagnosis of periarteritis nodosa during life is difficult. Since the classical descriptions of the disease by Rokitansky in 1852 and Kussmaul and Maier in 1856 more than 200 cases have been reported, but relatively few of these were diagnosed intra vitam (31 cases up to the end of 1935).1 The purpose of the present communication is to report one such case in which the diagnosis was definitely established by sigmoidoscopy and confirmatory evidence obtained at necropsy. Two additional cases of relevant interest will also be described because they provided excellent clinical and pathological material for a better understanding of
FELSEN J. THE SIGMOIDOSCOPIC DIAGNOSIS OF PERIARTERITIS NODOSA(THE SIGMOIDOSCOPIC DIAGNOSIS OF PERIARTERITIS NODOSA*†)(THE SIGMOIDOSCOPIC DIAGNOSIS OF PERIARTERITIS NODOSA*†). Ann Intern Med. 1941;15:251–264. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-251
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