Tricuspid valve vegetation in a child with periarteritis nodosa

L. Dello Strologo, S. Malena, G. De Simone, P. Barsotti, G. Rizzoni

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We report a case of a child who was first seen for acute renal failure and periarteritis nodosa. Angiography findings confirmed this diagnosis. Ultrasound scan revealed large tricuspid valve vegetation, as well as minute vegetation on the right ventricular wall. All vegetation disappeared after 12 months of immunosuppressive therapy. Serology findings for lupus were negative. All clinical and laboratory findings strongly support the hypothesis that this previously undescribed heart involvement is caused by PAN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-139
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993


  • acute renal failure
  • immunosuppressive treatment
  • juvenile valvular vegetation
  • periarteritis nodosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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