Polyarteritis Nodosa in Childhood: Recognition of Early Dermatologic Signs May Prevent Morbidity
Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 1, pages e6–e9, January/February 2014
How to Cite
Beckum, K. M., Kim, D. J., Kelly, D. R., Weiser, P., Lara, D. A. and Theos, A. (2014), Polyarteritis Nodosa in Childhood: Recognition of Early Dermatologic Signs May Prevent Morbidity. Pediatric Dermatology, 31: e6–e9. doi: 10.1111/pde.12207
- Issue published online: 7 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 13 AUG 2013
Systemic polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis that affects small to medium-size arteries. Onset in childhood is rare and can cause significant morbidity. Often, cutaneous manifestations can provide early clues toward diagnosis. This article describes a case of childhood systemic PAN that presented with fever, a necrotic skin lesion, and oral ulceration. Intestinal perforation complicated this case. Prompt recognition of childhood PAN is important to prevent serious complications.