ZACHARY SAGAL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The terminology pertaining to this condition has been the subject of much discussion, the protean nature of the disease generally commented upon, and its designation as periarteritis nodosa under scrutiny for many years past. The intensive studies of Zeek and her collaborators24 have shown that several varieties of arterial lesions have been erroneously labeled as periarteritis (or polyarteritis) nodosa. According to her classification, the case described here is not truly one of periarteritis nodosa, lacking as it does the characteristics which she considers essential for that diagnosis, but should be labeled as one of necrotizing angiitis, subtitled hypersensitivity angiitis or
SAGAL Z. PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: REPORT OF A CASE WITH BRAIN INVOLVEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:711–720. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-3-711
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(3):711-720.
Neurology, Rheumatology, Vasculitides.
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