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

Authors
  • Eckel, C G1
  • Sibbitt, R R
  • Sibbitt, W L Jr
  • Newell, J D Jr
  • Narva, A
  • Fields, R
  • Orrison, W
  • 1 Center for Non-Invasive Diagnosis, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque 87131.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
1988
Volume
6
Issue
6
Pages
713–715
Identifiers
PMID: 2905412
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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