C-ANCA and p-ANCA Positive Vasculitis with Crescentic Glomerulonephritis: The Same Clinical Feature but Different Immunological Pathways ?

  • Wolfgang Grotz
  • Ekkehard Röther
  • Peter Schollmeyer
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)

Summary

Patients with cytoplasmatic (c)-ANCA positive vasculitis and crescentic glomerulonephritis (n=25) had similar clinical presentation, age, sex distribution, organ involvement, therapy requirements, and outcome as patients with perinuclear (p)-ANCA positive vasculitis and crescentic glomerulonephritis (n=7). Therefore, we conclude that these two entities are very closely related or even the same disease.

Keywords

Organ Involvement Systemic Vasculitis Crescentic Glomerulonephritis Small Vessel Vasculitis Similar Clinical Presentation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Grotz
    • 1
  • Ekkehard Röther
    • 1
  • Peter Schollmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Medizinische Universitätsklinik FreiburgGermany

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