Spontaneous kidney rupture in a patient with polyarteritis nodosa

Ahmad Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza Gharaati, Mohammad Reza Ebadzadeh


Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis that affects the medium- and small-sized arteries. It involves the renal arterioles in approximately 80% of cases, but spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage is a rare complication
of PAN. We report a case of spontaneous kidney rupture in a patient with PAN.
KEY WORDS: Polyarteritis nodosa, hematoma, kidney rupture

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