R. S. DIAZ-RIVERA, M.D.; A. J. MILLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although credit has been given to Kussmaul and Maier1 for the original description of periarteritis nodosa in 1866, it is claimed that the disease was recognized as early as 1755 by Michaelis and Matani.2 In 1810, Pelletan3 reported a case in which "as many as 63 small aneurysms of various arteries were counted." In 1852, Rokitansky4 described the macroscopic lesions of the disease, and in 1877, Eppinger5 confirmed the diagnosis by studying the microscopic sections of that case.
In a review of the literature in 1914,6 a total of 38 cases of periarteritis nodosa was encountered. Of these, five
DIAZ-RIVERA RS, MILLER AJ. PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: A CLINICOPATHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF SEVEN CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;24:420–443. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-24-3-420
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1946;24(3):420-443.
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