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Polyarteritis nodosa of the spleen


M Smets ,

Medical Imaging
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B Claikens,

Medical Imaging
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P Van Wettere,

Medical Imaging
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G Lambrecht

Internal Medicine, AZ Damiaan, Oostende, Belgium
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Background: A 64-year-old male presented with pain in his right lower leg and progressive swelling of the right ankle, without history of previous trauma. Further anamnesis revealed fever, anorexia and weight loss over the past few weeks. Laboratory results showed increased inflammatory parameters (CRP 203 mg/l).
A lower extremity ultrasonographic examination ruled out deep venous thrombosis.
A contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen revealed multiple splenic infarctions.

Keywords: Arteritis
How to Cite: Smets M, Claikens B, Van Wettere P, Lambrecht G. Polyarteritis nodosa of the spleen. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2010;93(3):150–1. DOI:
Published on 17 Mar 2010.
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