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5 Facts you should know about

Microscopic polyangiitis

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1

The first description of a patient with the illness

now known as microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) appeared in European literature in the 1920s.

2

Because many different organ systems may be involved,

a wide range of symptoms are possible in MPA.

3

Clinical features include

constitutional symptoms like fever, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, and kidney failure.

4

Typically, microscopic polyangiitis presents

with glomerulonephritis and pulmonary capillaritis.

5

CT imaging reveals a variety of pulmonary findings,

including ground-glass attenuation, consolidation, thickening of bronchovascular bundles, and honeycombing.

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