Polyarteritis is a serious illness that can be fatal. Treatment is directed toward decreasing the inflammation of the arteries by suppressing the immune system.

  1. Medications used to treat polyarteritis nodosa include high-dose intravenous and oral cortisone medications, such as prednisone as well as immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) or azathioprine (Imuran).
  2. Medications used to treat polyarteritis nodosa include high-dose intravenous and oral cortisone medications, such as prednisone as well as immunosuppressive drugs, such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) or azathioprine (Imuran).