(PAN; Periarteritis Nodosa)
- Open sores on the skin
- Small bumps under the skin
- Death of skin tissues
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- Tingling, burning, pain, or numbness in your feet, hands, legs, arms, and face
- Decreased alertness
- Inability to think clearly
- Protein in the urine
- Hypertension—high blood pressure
- Pain in the abdomen
- Nausea and vomiting
- Bloody and non-bloody diarrhea
- Heart problems
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- Genital sores
- Blood tests
- Urine tests
- Corticosteroids—High doses of these steroids can reduce inflammation of the arteries.
- Immunosuppressive drugs—Suppressing the immune system helps decrease inflammation of the arteries by countering the body’s autoimmune reaction.
- Antiviral drugs—When hepatitis B or C is present, antiviral medications are helpful in addition to immunosuppressive drugs.
Polyarteritis Nodosa Research and Support Network http://www.pansupportnetwork.org
Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium http://rarediseasesnetwork.epi.usf.edu/vcrc
Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.cord.ca
Canadian Rheumatology Association http://www.rheum.ca
Polyarteritis nodosa. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated February 27, 2012. Accessed August 6, 2013.
Types of vasculitis: polyarteritis nodosa. The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center website. Available at: http://www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/types-vasculitis/polyarteritis-nodosa. Accessed August 6, 2013.
- Reviewer: Michael J. Fucci, DO; Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 08/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -