Microscopic polyangiitis: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.

@article{Greco2015MicroscopicPA,
  title={Microscopic polyangiitis: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.},
  author={Antonio Greco and Armando De Virgilio and Maria Ida Rizzo and Androbert C. Gallo and Giuseppe Magliulo and Massimo Fusconi and Giovanni Ruoppolo and Mario Tombolini and R. Turchetta and Marco de Vincentiis},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={
          837-44
        }
}
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is an idiopathic autoimmune disease characterized by systemic vasculitis. The disease predominantly affects small-calibre blood vessels and is associated with the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA). Microscopic polyangiitis was considered to be a disease entity by Savage et al. in 1985. Microscopic polyangiitis has a reported low incidence and a slight male predominance. The aetiology of MPA remains unknown. There is, however, increased… CONTINUE READING
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