PMID: 41972Sep 1, 1979

Panarteritis nodosa in an 11 year old boy

Klinische Pädiatrie
O Okoh, W von Zimmermann


The polyarteritis nodosa is a disease which can be observed in children. Its occurence in early infancy is extremely seldom and infants who contract this disease show a remarkable rate of high mortality. In 4 cases of polyarteritis in early infancy death occured within the age of three months (8, 9, 12, 13). Patients who contract this disease have involvements of different organs. This report discribes a case of polyarteritis nodosa in an older child of 12 years of age with renal, cerebral and cardiac involvement. The histological clinical and laboratory findings are discussed.

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