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May 1942

PERIARTERITIS NODOSA: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC REPORT, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Department of Neurology, University Hospital, University of Michigan.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(5):828-838. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290050130012
Abstract

The manifestations produced by periarteritis nodosa in the muscles, skin, peripheral nerves and various internal organs have been described previously, but there is little information available on the involvement of the central nervous system. It is our purpose to report a case presenting multiple neurologic changes and to compare our observations with those in similar cases in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  G. A., a white married man aged 43, was admitted to the University Hospital on Sept. 3, 1939, with a history of progressive ease of fatigue, pain in the legs, evening edema of the ankles, blurring of vision, diplopia and nocturia of eight months' duration.On examination he appeared poorly nourished and chronically ill. The temperature was 99.6 F., the pulse rate 100, the respiratory rate 24 and the blood pressure 124 systolic and 80 diastolic. The right pupil was larger than the left, but both reacted

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