John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology

A case of cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa with PR3-ANCA Volume 27, issue 5, September-October 2017

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1 Department of Dermatology,
Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, North 15 West 7,
Kita-ku,
Sapporo,
060-8638,
Japan
2 Department of Dermatology,
Japanese Red Cross Kitami Hospital,
North 6 West 2,
Kitami,
090-8666,
Japan

Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (cPAN) predominantly affects small to medium-sized vessels in the skin and is frequently associated with generalized symptoms including fever, malaise, and arthralgia [1]. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) is usually not detected in cPAN [2]. We present a case of cPAN with proteinase-3 ANCA (PR3-ANCA) and discuss the possible causes in this case.A 26-year-old male presented with a six-month history of recurrent episodes of painful nodules on both lower extremities [...]