Periarteritis nodosa in pregnancy: report of a case and review of the literature

Obstet Gynecol. 1980 Mar;55(3):381-4.


This article presents a case report and review of the literature on periarteritis nodosa. The purpose is to alert physicians that there are causes of hypertension in pregnancy other than preeclampsia and chronic essential hypertension. Periarteritis nodosa is rare in pregnancy and is usually fatal in the gravid patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / etiology
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / diagnosis*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis*
  • Prognosis