Peter P. Frohnert, M.D.; Sheldon G. Sheps, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the 16 years ending December 31, 1962, 130 patients with a histologic diagnosis of periarteritis nodosa were treated at the Mayo Clinic. The greatest incidence was in the fourth and fifth decades of life (range, 6 to 72 years). The male: female distribution was 2:1. Fever and weight loss were the most common symptoms (75% of the patients) while involvement of joints, skin, or nervous system was noted in 50 to 60%. Sixty-five patients (50%) had received adrenocorticotrophic hormone or corticosteroids before admission here, and this group appeared to have a lower incidence (13 versus 24) and a less
Frohnert PP, Sheps SG. Long-Term Follow-up Study of Periarteritis Nodosa.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1156_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1156.
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