|Patient: 17 year old female|
|History: Indian female initially presented with malaise, fatigue, fever, and vague back pain.|
|Findings: Diffuse bilateral airspace opacities.|
|Diagnosis: Labs were significant for anemia and creatinine of 2.3. Renal biopsy showed necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephropathy with positive pANCA. Negative Hep B and C serologies.|
| Discussion: |
Polyarteritis nodosa is an autoimmune disease that affects that small and medium sized vessels. Transmural necrotizing inflammation causes weakening of the arterial wall, aneurysmal dilatation, and localized rupture.
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Case Number: 2941351Last Updated: 10-15-2005 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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