Polyarteritis nodosa

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What is polyarteritis nodosa?

Polyarteritis nodosa is an autoimmune systemic inflammatory vasculitis, it is a disease of unknown cause that results in an inflammation to arteries, the blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to organs and tissues. It occurs when certain immune cells attack the affected arteries.

Common symptoms reported by people with polyarteritis nodosa

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with polyarteritis nodosa

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
polyarteritis nodosa (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
polyarteritis nodosa (1)

Data from patients with polyarteritis nodosa, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with polyarteritis nodosa

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cytoxan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
polyarteritis nodosa (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
polyarteritis nodosa (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with polyarteritis nodosa, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has polyarteritis nodosa on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 8
40s 4
50s 3
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 6
Female 16

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from polyarteritis nodosa patients who have completed their condition history
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