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Polyarteritis Nodosa

Polyarteritis Nodosa is a topic covered in the 5-Minute Pediatric Consult.

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An inflammatory process of small- and medium-sized muscular arteries resulting in multi-system organ dysfunction



Extremely rare in childhood


Prevalence equal in boys and girls


Necrotizing arteritis of small- and medium-sized arteries resulting in segmental fibrinoid necrosis


  • Idiopathic
  • Postinfectious (streptococcal, especially for isolated cutaneous form)
  • Hepatitis B association rare in children with widespread vaccination

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Cabana, Michael D., editor. "Polyarteritis Nodosa." 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617669/all/Polyarteritis_Nodosa.
Polyarteritis Nodosa. In: Cabana MD, ed. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 8th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617669/all/Polyarteritis_Nodosa. Accessed April 22, 2019.
Polyarteritis Nodosa. (2019). In Cabana, M. D. (Ed.), 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617669/all/Polyarteritis_Nodosa
Polyarteritis Nodosa [Internet]. In: Cabana MD, editors. 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 22]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/5-Minute-Pediatric-Consult/617669/all/Polyarteritis_Nodosa.
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