Diagnostic value of renal arteriography in polyarteritis nodosa

Tekin N., Kural N., Kaya T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.1, pp.101-105, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.101-105
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) is a rare disease in childhood. No single pattern of clinical presentation characterizes this disease, but abdominal pain, central or peripheral nervous system disease, arthritis, myalgia and skin lesions occur at some time during the course of the illness. In this case a 16-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain, elevated sedimentation rate associated with hypertension, and a high level of renin, all of which were detected during his hospitalization, suggested the diagnosis of PAN, and renal angiography was performed. Characteristic renal aneurysms were visualized and the diagnosis was confirmed.