Severe preeclampsia superimposed on polyarteritis nodosa

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 May;174(5):1659-60. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(96)70629-4.


A patient with a history of drug abuse and histologically diagnosed hepatitis B-related polyarteritis nodosa was admitted for severe hypertension. After a cesarean section because of worsening of her clinical status with severe proteinuria and edema, she improved dramatically. No sign of acute polyarteritis nodosa occurred.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Female
  • Hepatitis B / complications
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications*
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa / physiopathology
  • Pre-Eclampsia / complications*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious