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Clinical dermatology • Concise reports
Revascularization by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty improved abruptly deteriorated ischaemic symptoms in cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa
Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
© The Author(s). CED © 2011 British Association of Dermatologists
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
Volume 36, Issue 5, pages 502–505, July 2011
How to Cite
Osada, S., Akiyama, M., Takasaki, M., Takagawa, S., Nakazawa, K., Murata, S., Sawada, Y. and Kawana, S. (2011), Revascularization by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty improved abruptly deteriorated ischaemic symptoms in cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 36: 502–505. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2011.04050.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2011
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2011
- Accepted for publication 7 January 2011
We report a patient with cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa, who had a 3-year history of recurrent leg and foot ulcers. Symptoms of ischaemia in the left foot, including severe pain, coldness, paraesthesia and violaceous discoloration, deteriorated abruptly, because of complete occlusion of the left anterior tibial artery. The occluded segment was revascularized by percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, resulting in a dramatic improvement in the ischaemic symptoms.