Polyarteritis nodosa

Polyarteritis nodosa is characterized by multiple organ involvement by necrotizing arteritis of small and medium arteries. An important aspect of this syndrome is the rarity with which it affects the respiratory system. Although early postmortem series reported pulmonary involvement as a relatively common manifestation of polyarteritis nodosa, the modern classification of the disease suggests that pulmonary involvement is very uncommon. In a study of 118 patients with polyarteritis nodosa, no pulmonary complications were encountered. However, classic histological findings have been observed in the pulmonary arteries of patients with well-documented classic polyarteritis nodosa. Of the few reported cases with pulmonary manifestations, the majority are autopsy series and the vascular lesion involved the bronchial arteries. Corticosteroids have been used for therapy.

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