NEIL F. MCNEIL, M.D.; MEYER BERKE, M.D.; I. M. REINGOLD, M.D.
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As early as 1755, Matani1 described nodules upon small arteries. Similar lesions were again described independently by von Rokitansky2 in 1852, but the pathologic findings were not definitely related to the clinical picture until 1866, when Kussmaul and Maier,3 unaware of the work of Matani and von Rokitansky, described a protean clinical syndrome associated with nodular arterial lesions and coined the name "periarteritis nodosa." Their case was a 27 year old white man who gave a history of sudden onset of an illness characterized by muscular weakness and tenderness, paresthesias, diaphoresis, mild fever and progressive emaciation.
MCNEIL NF, BERKE M, REINGOLD IM. POLYARTERITIS NODOSA CAUSING DEAFNESS IN AN ADULT: REPORT OF A CASE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CONCEPTS ABOUT THE DISEASE*. Ann Intern Med. 1952;37:1253–1267. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-37-6-1253
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(6):1253-1267.
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