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
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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.
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