Clinical Features of Polyarteritis Nodosa in Korea

  title={Clinical Features of Polyarteritis Nodosa in Korea},
  author={Young Deok Bae and Hyo Jin Choi and Jung Chan Lee and Jeong Jin Park and Yun Jong Lee and Eun Bong Lee and Yeong Wook Song},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis characterized by multi-organ involvement with protean manifestations. We evaluated the clinical features of PAN in Korea. Twenty-seven patients were diagnosed as PAN at Seoul National University Hospital between January 1990 and July 2003. The male-to-female ratio was 1.7:1 and mean age at onset (+/-SD) was 47.4+/-20 yr. Their presenting features at diagnosis were similar to those reported previously, i.e., myalgia, muscle weakness or leg… CONTINUE READING
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