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Symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa

Symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa: Introduction

The types of symptoms of polyarteritis nodosa vary depending on the arteries affected. Manifestations can appear in many areas of the body and complications can be serious, even life-threatening.

The most common sites of complications and symptoms include the eyes, nerves, skin, kidneys, heart, genitals, and gastrointestinal tract.

Complications and symptoms of polyarteritis nodosa that affect the skin include sores or lesions, nodules, rashes, and gangrene. Complications and symptoms that affect the eyes can include inflammation of the eyes and scleritis, resulting in eye pain and blurred vision.

Complications and symptoms that affect the nerves include peripheral neuropathy, resulting in tingling, numbness, and pain in the extremities. Lesions can occur in the central nervous system leading to lethargy, altered mentation, cognitive difficulties, and seizures.

Complications and symptoms that affect the kidneys include kidney damage, resulting in protein in the urine (proteinuria). Kidney damage can lead to hypertension and kidney failure. Symptoms and complications that affect the gastrointestinal tract include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and shock.

Complications and symptoms that affect the heart include heart attack and heart failure, resulting in chest pain, shortness of breath, and possibly cardiac arrest. Complications and symptoms that affect the genitals include testicular infarction, resulting in testicular pain, swelling, and possible loss of the testicle....more about Polyarteritis nodosa »

Symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Polyarteritis nodosa includes the 38 symptoms listed below:

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Polyarteritis nodosa: Complications

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Polyarteritis nodosa?

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Polyarteritis nodosa as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa, it is also important to consider Polyarteritis nodosa as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Polyarteritis nodosa may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa. This signs and symptoms information for Polyarteritis nodosa has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Polyarteritis nodosa signs or Polyarteritis nodosa symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Polyarteritis nodosa may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Polyarteritis nodosa symptoms.

 

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