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La micropolyangéite: une histoire souvent en deux temps. [Microscopic polyangiitis: an unusual case report]
Schweizerische Rundschau fur Medizin Praxis
Case Reports English Abstract Journal Article --- Old month value: Jun 14
A 56-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because persistence of fever and inflammatory syndrome after antibiotic treatment for pneumonia. In the past, no special feature. Physical examination revealed only--at first--a pneumonia. Two weeks after, associated with the cough, she developed an acute renal failure. The laboratory revealed an inflammatory syndrome associated with proteinuria, hematuria and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. The CT of thorax shows aspecific infiltrations. The renal biopsy, in the context of the patient, diagnosed an microscopic polyangiitis. All the symptom resolved with the initiation of corticoid and cyclophosphamide treatment.
Autoimmune Diseases/*diagnosis/pathology Biopsy Capillaries/pathology Diagnosis, Differential Female Fever of Unknown Origin/*etiology/pathology Glomerulonephritis/*diagnosis/pathology Humans Kidney Glomerulus/*blood supply/pathology Lung/*blood supply/pathology Middle Aged Pneumonia/*diagnosis/pathology Polyarteritis Nodosa/*diagnosis/pathology
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