Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) [chapter]

Christian Pagnoux, Alexandra Villa-Forte
2016 Compendium of Inflammatory Diseases  
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic vasculitis with a potential to involve any organ system. It remains an important cause of kidney related morbidity and mortality. Early diagnosis can be difficult and requires high index of suspicion in all patients, but especially in cases with atypical presentation. We report a case with GPA, which was diagnosed only after new and advancing symptoms belied the original diagnosis of bilateral facial palsy and aortic mural thrombus. which
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doi:10.1007/978-3-7643-8550-7_192 fatcat:5wl4zzsrsbbqzkwicolg2zy76y