How common are complications of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)?

Updated: Nov 14, 2017
  • Author: Dana Jacobs-Kosmin, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Permanent morbidity due to PAN is relatively rare, although patients may develop peripheral neuropathy, renal insufficiency or renal failure, and/or hypertension. Fever, weight loss, and malaise are present in 50% of patients; renal failure and hypertension, in 60%; arthritis, arthralgia, and myalgia, in 64%; and peripheral neuropathy and mononeuritis multiplex, in 51%.


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