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Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Polyarteritis Nodosa

Picture of Polyarteritis Nodosa

Polyarteritis nodosa is an autoimmune condition in which inflammation develops in the arteries. Different muscles, joints, kidneys, nerves, intestines, and skin areas may be affected depending on which arteries are inflamed. Immunosuppressive medications including azathioprine and cyclophosphamide may be used to treat polyarteritis nodosa. Prednisone may be prescribed as well.

Image Source: Color Atlas & Synopsis of Pediatric Dermatology Kay Shou-Mei Kane, Jen Bissonette Ryder, Richard Allen Johnson, Howard P. Baden, Alexander Stratigos Copyright 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: Vasculitis Foundation: "Polyarteritis Nodosa"