What is the prognosis of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) in patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B)?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The course of PAN is independent of the severity and progression of the liver disease. Among patients with PAN, 20-45% die as a consequence of vasculitis in 5 years, despite treatment, with the mortality rate being similar whether patients are HBsAg seropositive or seronegative.


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