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Polyarteritis nodosa can occur in association with which of the following: (AIIMS Nov 2012)



A Hypertension

B Trauma

C Drugs

D None of the above

Ans. A Hypertension

Polyarteritis Nodosa

It is a systemic vasculitis manifested by transmural necrotizing of small or medium sized muscular arteries.

Renal artery is most commonly involved whereas Pulmonary circulation is spared.

Most common manifestations are malaise, fever of unknown cause, weight loss, hypertension (rapidly developing), abdominal pain, melena, diffuse muscular pains, and peripheral neutitis (predominantly motor)

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