Polyarteritis nodosa: Successful diagnostic imaging utilizing pulsed and color Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomography angiography

ÖZÇAKAR Z. B., Yalçınkaya F., FİTOZ Ö. S., YÜKSEL S., Acar B., Çaltık A., ...More

European Journal of Pediatrics, vol.165, no.2, pp.120-123, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 165 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00431-005-0012-0
  • Journal Name: European Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.120-123
  • Keywords: Children, Computed tomography angiography, PAN, Ultrasound
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: No


The diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is often delayed because patients present with diverse clinical symptoms, but with less disease-specific signs. However, early diagnosis and treatment of PAN is necessary to prevent serious organ damage. Herein, we present a boy in whom the diagnosis of classical PAN was established rapidly with ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) angiography. Moreover, complete disappearance of the aneurysms after one month of therapy was documented. This case is presented in order to underline the role of new imaging techniques in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with PAN. © Springer-Verlag 2005.