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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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Abstract

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.

Keywords

polyangiitis, glomerulonephritis, renal failure, kidney impairment, renal failure

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