Microscopic polyangiitis: Atypical presentation with extensive small bowel necrosis, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, and renal failure

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Segraves, Justin M.; Iyer, Vivek N.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, volume 21, pages 12-15 (issn: 2213-0071, eissn: 2213-0071)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC5358952, doi: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2017.03.001
  • Subject: ANCA, Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody | DAH, Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage | Diseases of the respiratory system | MPO, Myeloperoxidase | Case Report | PLEX, Plasma exchange | AKI, Acute kidney injury | RC705-779
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Microscopic polyangiitis is an uncommon systemic vasculitis of varying severity that is associated with myeloperoxidase (MPO) and perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic (p-ANCA) antibodies. The most commonly affected organs are the lungs and kidneys. We report on a very... View more
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