[Multiple cholesterol embolism mimicking periarteritis nodosa].


Ten men aged 56 to 84 were hospitalized with a diagnosis of periarteritis nodosa, whereas they had multiple cholesterol embolism. The diagnosis was corrected post mortem in the first 3 patients and subsequently in live patients. The particularly misleading clinical manifestations were neurological (polyneuritis in 5 cases, mononeuritis in 1, central nervous… (More)


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