A 74-year-old white woman with diffuse myalgias, low grade fever, and pericardial effusion was found to have polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) in a pericardiectomy specimen. This diagnosis was confirmed at autopsy. Although pericardial involvement in PAN has been described, this is the first report of PAN diagnosed in a pericardiectomy specimen.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Oct 1 1997|
- Polyarteritis nodosa
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy