C-ANCA and p-ANCA Positive Vasculitis with Crescentic Glomerulonephritis: The Same Clinical Feature but Different Immunological Pathways ?
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.
KeywordsOrgan Involvement Systemic Vasculitis Crescentic Glomerulonephritis Small Vessel Vasculitis Similar Clinical Presentation
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