Microscopic polyangiitis

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Microscopic polyangiitis

Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), which can lead to organ damage.  The kidneys, lungs, nerves, skin, and joints are the most commonly affected areas of the body. MPA is diagnosed in people of all ages, all ethnicities, and both genders. The cause of this disorder is unknown.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Microscopic polyangiitis" returned 90 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pleuritis clinically diagnosed as aspergillosis during the course of microscopic polyangiitis.
 

Author(s): Yasutaka Kimoto, Kensuke Oryoji, Ayumi Uchino, Shigeru Yoshizawa, Hiroaki Niiro, Hiroshi Tsukamoto, Takahiko Horiuchi

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(24):2821-4.

 

Pleural aspergillosis is a rare fungal infection. We herein report a case of pleuritis clinically diagnosed as aspergillosis without apparent Aspergillus lung lesions. A 75-year-old man receiving immunosuppressive therapy due to microscopic polyangiitis was admitted for treatment ...

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2014

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Cardiac small vessel vasculitis in a case of microscopic polyangiitis.
 

Author(s): Michiko Yoshida, Izaya Nakaya, Tsutomu Sakuma, Jun Soma

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(22):2655-6.

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Pneumomediastinum in a patient with microscopic polyangiitis preceded by interstitial pneumonia.
 

Author(s): Kentaro Isoda, Tohru Takeuchi, Takaaki Ishida, Shigeki Makino, Toshiaki Hanafusa

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(8):891-3.

 

A 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with interstitial pneumonia in 2006; however, the disease was not progressive. Four years later, purpura, peripheral neuropathy, and increased levels of myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (583 EU/mL) and C-reactive protein (2.27 ...

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2014

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The terms "Microscopic polyangiitis" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Cyclophosphamide as induction therapy for Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis.
 

Author(s): C A Langford

Journal: Clin. Exp. Immunol.. 2011 May;164 Suppl 1():31-4.

 

The introduction of cyclophosphamide (CyP) as a treatment for Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) has been among the most significant contributions in vasculitis. Prior to the introduction of CyP, WG was a uniformly fatal disease, with mortality occurring ...

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2011

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Overall survival, renal survival and relapse in patients with microscopic polyangiitis: a systematic review of current evidence.
 

Author(s): Luis Corral-Gudino, María Borao-Cengotita-Bengoa, Javier Del Pino-Montes, José L Lerma-Márquez

Journal: Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Aug;50(8):1414-23.

 

There are limited data on the long-term prognosis of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). A systematic review was performed to estimate the survival, renal survival and relapse rates in patients with MPA.

Last Updated: 12 Jul 2011

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Microscopic polyangiitis.
 

Author(s): Sharon A Chung, Philip Seo

Journal: Rheum. Dis. Clin. North Am.. 2010 Aug;36(3):545-58.

 

In 1923, Friedrich Wohlwill described two patients with a "microscopic form of periarteritis nodosa," which was distinct from the classical form. This disease, now known as microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), is a primary systemic vasculitis characterized by inflammation of the small-caliber ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2010

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Longitudinal Protocol for Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's) and Microscopic Polyangiitis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis; Microscopic Polyangiitis; Wegener's

 

Last Updated: 13 Feb 2015

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Last Updated: 11 May 2015

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Observation Study of Clinical Manifestation and Outcome in Chinese Patients With Pulmonary Vasculitis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: ANCA-associated Vasculitis; Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis; Microscopic Polyangiitis; EosinphilicGranulomatosis With Polyangiitis

 

Last Updated: 27 Apr 2014

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