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Concurrent Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa and Arteritis Temporalis in a 68-Year-Old Female

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Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPN) is a rare vasculitis affecting the small-and medium-sized arteries in the reticular dermis and subcutaneous tissue. CPN should be distinguished from systemic polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), which is an aggressive systemic vasculitis with internal organ involvement. Extracutaneous findings of CPN include fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and neuropathy.(1) In contrast, Temporal Arteritis (TA) or Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is a vasculitis that involves the medium- and large arteries, and may develop along with polymyalgia rheumatica.(2) Overlapping vasculitic syndrome of PAN and TA has been reported in literature. (3-8) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2014

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