M. A. BLANKENHORN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HARVEY C. KNOWLES JR., M.D.
In order to discuss briefly the recognition and the clinical symptoms of periarteritis nodosa it is a primary necessity to formulate some definitions and a scheme of classification. I have been much helped with this problem by a pathologist who has been studying it for more than 20 years at the Cincinnati General Hospital. I refer to Dr. Pearl Zeek, our Associate Professor, and I quote her now:1
"The concept that all the conditions in which there are vascular lesions characterized by fibrinoid necrosis and inflammatory reaction constitute one pathologic entity becomes untenable when the wide variety of experimental
BLANKENHORN MA, KNOWLES HC. PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: RECOGNITION AND CLINICAL SYMPTOMS(PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: RECOGNITION AND CLINICAL SYMPTOMS*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:887–892. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-887
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