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  • noun inflammation of multiple arteries

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  • noun inflammation of several arteries

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Examples

  • Lucy has PAN—polyarteritis nodosa—an inflammatory process that affects many vessels in the body, particularly the larger blood vessels, or arteries.

    After the Diagnosis

  • Survival did not differ between patients with polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis.

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  • Among 124 patients with good-prognosis polyarteritis nodosa or microscopic polyangiitis,

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  • Immunosuppressive therapy corticosteroid therapy of polyarteritis nodosa.

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  • The ANCA test is used to diagnose Wegener’s granulomatosis, a life-threatening vasculitis akin to Lucy Rooney’s polyarteritis nodosa, except that it affects the small vessels instead of the large arteries.

    After the Diagnosis

  • "Given the impression that azathioprine did at least as well as cyclophosphamide in this study, the [French Vasculitis Study Group] is now undertaking a prospective, randomized, double-blind trial to evaluate azathioprine as a corticosteroid-sparing agent and to improve control of [polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis]

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