Acute Ischemic Enteritis due to Polyarteritis Nodosa: A rare case report
Awad Ali M. Alawad
Journal Title:Basic Research Journal of Medicine and Clinical Science
Polyarteritis nodosa is a form of vasculitis that affects several organs. Gastrointestinal involvement is frequent, but cases in which the gastrointestinal tract is the only site of disease are rare. In this paper, we report a case of a 40 -year- old patient with polyarteritis nodosa restricted to small part of the small intestine, which underwent resection and anastomosis. Laparotomy was performed despite normal radiological findings. He underwent resection of the infracted segment. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis. Thus, a pathological diagnosis of ischaemic infarction due to polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) was made. The patient had no other signs of chronic vasculitis and for this reason surgical treatment resolved the clinical symptoms.
Keywords: polyarteritis nodosa, gastrointestinal vasculitis, ileal necrosis