Fibrosing alveolitis predating microscopic polyangiitis

A. Becker-Merok, J. C. Nossent, N. Ritland

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A 65 year old male was diagnosed with 'cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA)' and treated successfully with Prednisone. In the year following Prednisone-tapering he presented with livedo reticularis, segmental pauci- immune glomerulonephritis and necrotizing vasculitis of the peripheral nerves, increased pulmonary fibrosis, and the presence of p-ANCA antibodies. Aggressive immunosuppressive treatment of this microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) was successful and also resulted in stabilization of the pulmonary fibrosis. This case illustrates that MPA may present itself monosymptomatic as CFA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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