Unusual clinic presentation of polyarteritis nodosa: involvement of axillary and brachial artery

Ren Fail. 2011;33(10):1043-5. doi: 10.3109/0886022X.2011.618427.


Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing inflammatory vasculitis of small- and medium-sized muscular arteries. Multiple organs, especially the kidney, skin, peripheric nerves, striated muscles, and intestine, are affected. In this case report, a patient with renal and hepatic involvement and axillary and brachial artery aneurysm resulting in shoulder hematoma and pain due to underlying PAN is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Axillary Artery*
  • Brachial Artery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / diagnosis*