Renal involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis
- Urology & Nephrology Open Access Journal
Aya Fraj, Olfa Berriche, Sondes Arfa, Jihen Chelli, Wafa Bel Abed, MH Sfar
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is defined by the presence of small vessel vasculitis that affects the upper respiratory tract, lungs and kidneys. Renal involvement is frequent. The disease varies from asymptomatic to fulminant rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis forms, leading to terminal renal failure in days.
polyangiitis, glomerulonephritis, renal failure, kidney impairment, renal failure