Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Feb 6, 2023; 11(4): 918-921
Published online Feb 6, 2023. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v11.i4.918
Polyarteritis nodosa presenting as leg pain with resolution of positron emission tomography-images: A case report
Ji-Hyoun Kang, Jahae Kim
Ji-Hyoun Kang, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School & Hospital, Gwangju 61469, South Korea
Jahae Kim, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Chonnam National University Hospital & Medical School, Gwangju 61469, South Korea
Author contributions: Kang JH designed the research study, performed the research, analyzed the data and wrote the manuscript; Kim JH performed the research; All authors have read and approve the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Ji-Hyoun Kang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School & Hospital, 42 Jebong-ro, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61469, South Korea.
Received: September 27, 2022
Peer-review started: September 27, 2022
First decision: December 13, 2022
Revised: December 13, 2022
Accepted: January 12, 2023
Article in press: January 12, 2023
Published online: February 6, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: The fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography can be an option to diagnose small to medium-sized vessel vasculitis and follow-up to assess on the extent and improvement of inflammation in patients with polyarteritis nodosa.