How is cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa treated?

Updated: Dec 10, 2018
  • Author: Nadia Jennifer Chiara Luca, MD; Chief Editor: Lawrence K Jung, MD  more...
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Some patients respond to NSAIDs alone; however, most require treatment with prednisone. Steroid-sparing agents may be needed (eg, methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil, colchicine, IVIG). Penicillin prophylaxis may prevent disease exacerbations in patients with evidence of triggering streptococcal infections. [5]


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