ANCA-associated vasculitis--an autopsy study.

  title={ANCA-associated vasculitis--an autopsy study.},
  author={Toma{\vz} Rott and Alenka Vizjak and M K Koselj},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={112 15-16},
The purpose of the study was to analyse the autopsies of 31 patients (20 female, mean age 67 years, range 28-87 years; and 11 male, mean age 66 years, range 47-80 years) with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-positive vasculitis, which was clinically confirmed in 25 patients and suspected in 6 patients, who had been treated and had died between 1989 and 1999. Kidney biopsy was performed in 22 patients on average 33 months (range, 1-132 months) prior to death. Biopsy and autopsy… CONTINUE READING