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American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Criteria for Polyarteritis Nodosa

Purpose:

To diagnose polyarteritis nodosa based on the presence of certain clinical findings.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M30

Description:

Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic vasculitis which usually does not affect the aorta, primary branches of the aorta or elastic pulmonary arteries. The presentation may be vague and nonspecific, with malaise, fatigue, abdominal pain, fever, weight loss, peripheral nerve deficits and stroke.

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