Fatal polyarteritis nodosa with massive mesenteric necrosis in a child

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

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.88-90, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s100670050063
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-90
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


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.