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Polyarteritis nodosa presenting as pancytopenia: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18368407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is not commonly associated with hematologic abnormalities. We report the first case of pancytopenia as the presenting symptom of PAN. There was no associated malignancy or reactive hemophagocytic syndrome (RHS) to explain the findings. The patient, after successful treatment of PAN, subsequently developed RHS a few years later. He is the fourth reported case of RHS in a patient with PAN. In addition to describing the patient's presentation and clinical course, a systematic review of the literature was performed examining the association between hematologic conditions, including RHS, and PAN.
Leslie R Harrold; Nancy Y N Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2008-03-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0172-8172     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-11     Completed Date:  2008-12-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1049-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Pancytopenia / diagnosis*,  etiology*
Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications*,  diagnosis*

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