MR Angiography for the Evaluation of Non-Systemic Vasculitic Neuropathy

A case report


Hitoshi Yasuda, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Shiga 520–2192, Japan.
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Peripheral neuropathy due to vasculitis without any complications of vasculitis in other organs was first reported in 1987. This condition was termed non-systemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN). Although vasculitis is believed to develop in small arteries and arterioles in this disease, the level of vascular involvement has not been fully established. We present a case of NSVN followed up by MR angiography, which was thought to be useful to assess the level as well as the state of vascular lesions in this condition.