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glossary:polyarteritis_nodosa

An autoimmune disease (immune system attacking its own body) characterized by spontaneous inflammation of the arteries (arteritis) of the body. Because arteries are involved, the disease can affect any organ of the body, most commonly muscles, joints, intestines, nerves, kidneys, and skin.

glossary/polyarteritis_nodosa.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)