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Pediatr Med Chir. 1989 Mar-Apr;11 Suppl 1:7-11.


[Article in Italian]

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Divisione Pediatrica, Ospedale S. Anna, USSL 11, Como, Italia.


Polyarteritis is an uncommon childhood disease. The different forms of polyarteritis are described. Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare multisystemic disease characterized by high fever, calf pain and subcutaneous nodules. Infantile polyarteritis nodosa shows a peculiar predilection for the coronary arteries and has the worst prognosis. Polyarteritis cutaneous is the localized and mild form of polyarteritis. Hypersensitivity angiitis is described as a leukocytoclastic vasculitis identified by palpable purpura.

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