Microscopic polyangiitis: Advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.autrev.2015.05.005


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