BOYD G. KING, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Interest in periarteritis nodosa has accompanied the increasing literature on this disease. Over 400 cases have been reported and various theories of its etiology have been propounded. The diagnosis, however, is still most frequently made post mortem.
The diagnoses in the four cases described in this report were made clinically: three were confirmed at autopsy and the fourth by biopsy. They were observed in a period of 11 months in 1942 and 1943 on the Medical Service of the Fourth General Hospital while stationed overseas. The clinical diagnosis was not made in any other cases among the first 35, 000
KING BG. THE CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: REPORT OF FOUR CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;32:466–476. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-3-466
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(3):466-476.
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