Case Report
Copyright ©The Author(s) 2016.
World J Hepatol. Nov 18, 2016; 8(32): 1414-1418
Published online Nov 18, 2016. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i32.1414
Table 1 For classification purposes, a patient shall be said to have polyarteritis nodosa if at least 3 of these 10 criteria are present
Criteria diagnosis of polyarteritis nodosa
Weight lossLoss of 4 kg or more of body weight since illness began, not due to dieting or other factors
Livedo reticularisMottled reticular pattern over the skin or portions of the extremities or torso
Testicular pain or tendernessPain or tenderness of the testicles, not due to infection, trauma, or other causes
Myalgias, weakness or leg tendernessDiffuse myalgias (excluding shoulder and hip girdle)
Mononeuropathy or polyneuropathyDevelopment of mononeuropathy, multiple mononeuropathys, or polyneuropathy
Diastolic BP > 90 mmHgDevelopment of hypertension with diastolic BP higher than 90 mmHg
Elevated BUN or creatinineElevation of BUN > 40 mg/dL or creatinine > 1.5 mg/dL, not due to dehydration or obstruction
Hepatitis B virusPresence of hepatitis B surface antigen or antibody in serum
Ateriographic abnormalityArteriogrm showing aneurysms or occlusions of the visceral arteries, not due to arteriosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasa, or other noninflammatory causes
Biopsy of small or medium-sized artery containing PMNHistologic changes showing the presence of granulocytes or granulocytes and mononuclear leukocytes in the artery wall