Fatal polyarteritis nodosa with massive mesenteric necrosis in a child

Mocan H., Mocan M., Sen Y., Kuzey G., Civiloglu C.

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.18, sa.1, ss.88-90, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s100670050063
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.88-90


Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare vasculitic syndrome in childhood. There are few reported cases of ischaemic necrosis of the intestine and even fewer survivors in adults. We report the case of a 10-year-old boy with PAN and an acute abdomen that required operative intervention. Evidence was found of mesenteric arteritis with large ischaemic segments resulting in infarction and perforation.