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Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy in vasculitic ulcers: a case of polyarteritis nodosa

2016-07-13T15:22:58+00:00 2013-1-21|Categories: Vasculites|Tags: , , , |

Petra M. Pego, Inês Aguiar Câmara, José Pedro Andrade, João Matos Costa Abstract Introduction Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic necrotizing medium-size-vessel vasculitis with variable clinical manifestations. Diagnosis is confirmed by histology or angiography. The mainstay of treatment is corticosteroids alone or combined with cyclophosphamide (CYF). Case report Seventy-one-year-old female, follow-up started in 1997 at the age of 56 for suspected relapsing febrile viral exanthema. Skin biopsy [...]