Polyarteritis nodosa of the pericardium: Antemortem diagnosis in a pericardiectomy specimen

Patrick J. Hu, Ie Ming Shih, Grover M. Hutchins, David B. Hellmann

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2042-2044
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume24
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 1997

Keywords

  • Pericarditis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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