Polyarteritis nodosa: An unusual cause of life-threatening intra-abdominal bleeding

Koen Verdonk, Jeroen G.J. Jonkman, Adriaan Dees


Intra-abdominal arterial bleeding is a life-threatening condition, warranting immediate causal therapy. Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare type of necrotizing vasculitis that affects medium-sized arteries. We present a patient with severe arterial bleeding as the first symptom of polyarteritis nodosa. Because the bleeding took place intra-abdominal instead of gastro-intestinal, there was no macroscopic blood loss. She was successfully treated with endovascular coil embolization during angiography.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v6n4p23


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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