RICHARD H. HORN, M.D.; ELWYN L. HELLER, M.D.
Periarteritis nodosa has been described with increasing frequency during the past two decades. It is probable that this apparent increase reflects a wider recognition of the entity both clinically and pathologically. The great diversity of symptoms and pathologic processes characteristic of this disease results from the widespread distribution of the vascular lesions which are responsible for the secondary visceral reactions.
Although the kidney is involved more frequently than other organs,1 massive perirenal hemorrhage is an unusual complication of periarteritis nodosa. We have been able to find nine such cases reported.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 In two
HORN RH, HELLER EL. MASSIVE PERIRENAL HEMORRHAGE IN PERIARTERITIS NODOSA1. Ann Intern Med. 1949;30:1060–1064. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-5-1060
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