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Mod Rheumatol. 2015;25(6):967-9. doi: 10.3109/14397595.2013.844388. Epub 2013 Oct 21.

Successful treatment of Group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus infection-associated juvenile cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa with tonsillectomy.

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1
a Department of Pediatrics , Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University , Chuou-ku, Chiba City, Chiba , Japan.
2
b Department of Allergy and Rheumatology , Chiba Children's Hospital , Midori-ku, Chiba City, Chiba , Japan.
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c Department of Dermatology , Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine , Chuou-ku, Chiba City, Chiba , Japan.
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d Department of Dermatology , Chiba Aoba Municipal Hospital , Chuo-ku, Chiba , Japan.

Abstract

Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (cutaneous PAN) is a form of necrotizing vasculitis of small- and medium-sized arteries, primarily involving the skin. In juvenile cases, cutaneous PAN is known to be frequently associated with Group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus (GAS) infections. We herein describe the first reported juvenile case of GAS-associated recurrent cutaneous PAN successfully improved with tonsillectomy. To avoid the use of steroids and immunosuppressive drugs, especially in juvenile cases, tonsillectomy is a possible treatment for GAS-associated recurrent cutaneous PAN.

KEYWORDS:

Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa; Group A β-hemolytic Streptococcus; Tonsillectomy

PMID:
24252000
DOI:
10.3109/14397595.2013.844388
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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