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

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Treatments taken by people for polyarteritis nodosa

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Who has polyarteritis nodosa on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 28 say polyarteritis nodosa is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 3
30s 10
40s 4
50s 8
60s 2
70+ 1
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 10
Female 22

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 0

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