Extensive Gastrointestinal Manifestations as the Main Relapsing Disease in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA-Wegener’s) is a small vessel vasculitis associated with the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies. Gastrointestinal involvement ranges from 5 to 20% of cases. We describe a case in whom relapsing disease with widespread gastrointestinal manifestations including pharyngeal, esophageal, small and large intestine, and anus was present for the first time.
KeywordsGranulomatosis with polyangiitis ANCA Vasculitis Gastrointestinal Anorectal
We thank Debora Bork, MA, for reviewing the article’s grammatical structure, and Mr. Jorge Velázquez for image editing.