How is polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) treated in patients with hepatitis B (HBV) (Hep B) infection?

Updated: Aug 01, 2018
  • Author: Nikolaos T Pyrsopoulos, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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As previously mentioned, the combination of short-term corticosteroids accompanied by plasmapheresis and lamivudine, as used in one study, resulted in 100% clinical recovery and 66% seroconversion in patients with HBV-associated PAN, although the number of patients in the trial was relatively small. [69]


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