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Calf muscle pain can indicate localised vasculitis

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Patients with unexplained calf muscle pain may have a rare form of vasculitis, distinct from localised polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), French doctors have discovered. They should have an MRI examination without delay as the findings are diagnostic. Corticosteroid (CS) treatment is recommended, with supplementary immunosuppressive treatments for relapses.

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