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Polyarteritis nodosa with multiple aneurysms and renal arteriovenous fistula successfully diagnosed by colour Doppler sonography.
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PMID:  20556452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis that typically affects small- and middle-sized arteries of multiple organs. The kidney is most commonly involved. To date, few cases of PAN involving the celiac artery and no cases of iliac artery or internal carotid artery involvement have been published. The most frequent lesions reported were due to occlusions and aneurysms. Finally, no cases of PAN causing arteriovenous fistula have been reported. Here we present a case of PAN with multiple aneurysms and renal arteriovenous fistula that was successfully diagnosed and followed-up by ultrasound. This case report describes the challenges in diagnosing PAN and highlights the importance of a holistic approach when encountering patients with multiple vascular diseases. Ultrasound should be considered the first-line approach in the diagnosis of PAN.
Hongyan Wang; Jianchu Li; Yuxin Jiang; Qing Dai; Ying Jiang; Yong Hou; Xiaoguang Li
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  32 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1434-9949     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy Medical Sciences, N0.1 Shuai Fu Yuan, Dong Cheng District, Beijing, 100730, China.
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