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glossary:polyarteritis_nodosa [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||An autoimmune disease (immune system attacking its own body) characterized by spontaneous [[glossary:inflammation]] of the arteries (arteritis) of the body. Because [[glossary:arteries]] are involved, the disease can affect any organ of the body, most commonly muscles, joints, intestines, nerves, kidneys, and [[glossary:skin]].|