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Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a condition that causes swollen arteries. It primarily affects small and medium arteries, which can become inflamed or damaged. This is a serious disease of the blood vessels caused by an immune system malfunction. PAN ultimately affects all of your organs, including the skin. It can also affect your central nervous system.
The symptoms of PAN are quite pronounced and may include:
• a decreased appetite
• sudden weight loss
• abdominal pain
• excessive fatigue
• muscle and joint aches
HOW IS POLYARTERITIS NODOSA DIAGNOSED?
The person affected by Polyarteritis Nodosa may approach a General Physician or a Cardiologist. The doctor would normally take into consideration, the reports from a few diagnostic tests. These include CBC, ESR and tissue biopsy and so on. Some of the symptoms as narrated by the patient will also be used for the diagnosis.
HOW IS POLYARTERITIS NODOSA TREATED?
The most common treatment for PAN is a combination of prescription drugs, including:
• antiviral medications
DID YOU KNOW?
Polyarteritis Nodosa occurs mostly in men between the ages of 30 and 49. It also occurs in people with chronic hepatitis B.