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A possible role for MRI in polyarteritis nodosa: the "creeping fat" sign.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
0730-725X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
6
Pages
713–715
Identifiers
PMID: 2905412
Source
Medline

Abstract

We describe a case of polyarteritis nodosa with diffuse abnormalities in subcutaneous fat by magnetic resonance imaging. These abnormalities returned to normal following treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging may have a role in the identification and diagnosis of systemic vasculitis.

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