Patient Comments: Polyarteritis Nodosa - Patient Experience

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Comment from: CW, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 26

I was diagnosed with polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) in 2010, almost a year after having severe symptoms. I was having severe migraines which ended up being strokes. I had 3 strokes and then it started affecting other organs. I still have flare ups but the prednisone and CellCept help tremendously. I continue to fight every day and truly believe it is hereditary because now 4 of my family members have a similar vasculitis. We need more studies on autoimmune diseases.

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