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polyarteritis nodosa

 

Definition: segmental inflammation, with infiltration by eosinophils, and necrosis of medium-sized or small arteries, more common in males, with varied symptoms related to involvement of arteries in the kidneys, muscles, gastrointestinal tract, and heart.

Synonym(s): arteritis nodosa, Kussmaul disease, periarteritis nodosa

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