MARTIN C. SAMPSON, M.D.; KURT R. EISSLER, M.D.; RICHARD M. NAY, M.D.
The diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa is being made with increasing frequency. The disease should be considered when a patient presents symptoms referable to several organs or systems, if such symptoms can be explained on the basis of multiple arterial occlusions. The following case of polyarteritis nodosa is presented because of the duration and variety of the symptoms, because the widespread manifestations suggested several separate diagnoses, and because of the difficulty in arriving at a final diagnosis.
A veteran, 26 years old, was admitted to the hospital on August 7, 1946. He stated that two days previously, upon awakening
SAMPSON MC, EISSLER KR, NAY RM. POLYARTERITIS NODOSA: A REPORT OF AN UNUSUAL CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:668–674. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-3-668
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(3):668-674.
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