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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Uncommon features of polyarteritis nodosa: Psychosis and angio-oedema
Author: Fernandes, SRM
Coimbra, IB
Costallat, LTL
Ribeiro, JEC
Abstract: Psychosis and swelling of the face and hands are rarely observed in adult polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). We describe a 21-year-old woman who presented with fever, Livedo reticularis, tender subcutaneous nodules and arthritis. These manifestations did not respond to prednisone, but remitted when the drug was tapered. She had had psychosis since the age of 16 years. During the flares of the disease she presented with facial, periorbital and hand swelling. This finding is rarely observed in adult PAN. Arteriography showed multiple small aneurysms, of the mesenteric vessels consistent with a diagnosis of PAN. Our report discusses the diagnosis of PAN and emphasises the uncommon presentation of this case.
Subject: arteriography
facial oedema
polyarteritis nodosa
Country: EUA
Editor: Springer Verlag
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1007/BF01451022
Date Issue: 1998
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