Pediatr Med Chir. 1989 Mar-Apr:11 Suppl 1:7-11.
[Article in Italian]


Polyarteritis is an uncommon childhood disease. The different forms of polyarteritis are described. Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare multisystemic disease characterized by high fever, calf pain and subcutaneous nodules. Infantile polyarteritis nodosa shows a peculiar predilection for the coronary arteries and has the worst prognosis. Polyarteritis cutaneous is the localized and mild form of polyarteritis. Hypersensitivity angiitis is described as a leukocytoclastic vasculitis identified by palpable purpura.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Middle Aged
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / classification*
  • Skin / blood supply*
  • Vasculitis, Leukocytoclastic, Cutaneous / classification*