Cutaneous Polyarteritis Nodosa (cPAN) in ab 5 Years Old Girl

Lubna Nazir
2018 COJ Nursing & Healthcare  
Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare form of systemic vasculitis. Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (cPAN) is subtype of systemic PAN which predominantly affects the skin, extra-cutaneous findings include fever, malaise, myalgias, arthralgias, and neuropathy. The true incidence of cutaneous PAN is unknown. cPAN is recognized as a separate entity and is essentially a benign disorder which should be distinguished from systemic PAN, as the clinical course and management of the two conditions is different.
more » ... n this case report, we have described a patient with fever and gangrene of both hands and feet. The patient underwent a very extensive workup in order to determine the cause of her condition, which finally turned out cPAN on skin biopsy
doi:10.31031/cojnh.2018.02.000548 fatcat:nbaez4nn6jdqrarzjkznadnoya