Polyarteritis nodosa--a few unusual findings

Indian Pediatr. 1996 Jun;33(6):459-64.


Objective: To report the clinical spectrum of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) from North India and highlight some unusual findings.

Design: Retrospective study.

Setting: Hospital based.

Subjects: Eight children with PAN.

Intervention: Treatment with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide.

Results: One child had spontaneous remission while another started deteriorating rapidly in spite of treatment and died within 2 weeks. Six children went into remission-of these one died, two were lost to follow-up and the remaining three are on regular follow-up for periods ranging from 3-5 years.

Conclusions: Prednisolone and cyclophosphamide can significantly improve the outcome in childhood PAN.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / drug therapy*
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use*
  • Remission Induction
  • Remission, Spontaneous
  • Retrospective Studies


  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Prednisolone