Necrosis of the tongue as first symptom of Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN): Unusual presentation of a rare disease in children

Paola Sabrina Buonuomo, May El Hachem, Francesco Callea, Claudia Bracaglia, Andrea Diociaiuti, Manuela Pardeo, Andrea Campana, Antonella Insalaco, Elisabetta Cortis, Alberto G. Ugazio

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Abstract

Polyarteritis or panarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a necrotizing, focal segmental vasculitis that affects predominantly medium-sized arteries in many different organ systems. It is extremely rare in childhood. Involvement of the oral mucosa at diagnosis is uncommon in PAN. Here, we report a case of a pediatric patient with tongue necrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1073
Number of pages3
JournalRheumatology International
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Pediatric
  • Polyarteritis or panarteritis nodosa (PAN)
  • Tongue necrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy

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