PMID: 9161558Jan 1, 1997

Periarteritis nodosa disclosed by epilepsy in a drug addict with hepatitis B and C virus carrier state

La Revue de médecine interne
D Débat ZoguérehN Girard


The authors report a case of periarteritis nodosa (PAN) with an inaugural symptom of febril epilepsy. The patient was drug addict with hepatitis B and C virus. A toxoplasmic lesion originally noted on the cranial computed tomography scan was confirmed by cerebral magnetic resonance imaging showing encephalitis, and a diagnosis of periarteritis nodosa was suggested by clinical signs and laboratory data. The responsibility of hepatitis B virus in the genesis of this PAN seems quite certain whereas possible others factors such as hepatitis C virus or cocaine are discussed.

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Hepatitis B
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Magnetization Transfer Contrast Imaging
Polyarteritis Nodosa

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