Tamihiro Kawakami

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Microscopic Polyangiitis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a systemic small vessel vasculitis, which, although primarily associated with necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis and pulmonary capillaritis, often has cutaneous and musculoskeletal features. MPA is a member of the family of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides and is strongly associated with antimyeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA. Characteristic findings…

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