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inflammationof multiple arteries
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- noun inflammation of several arteries
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Lucy has PAN—polyarteritis nodosa—an inflammatory process that affects many vessels in the body, particularly the larger blood vessels, or arteries.
Survival did not differ between patients with polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis.
Among 124 patients with good-prognosis polyarteritis nodosa or microscopic polyangiitis,
Immunosuppressive therapy corticosteroid therapy of polyarteritis nodosa.
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.
"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]