Orbital masses in granulomatosis with polyangiitis are associated with a refractory course and a high burden of local damage.

@article{Holle2013OrbitalMI,
  title={Orbital masses in granulomatosis with polyangiitis are associated with a refractory course and a high burden of local damage.},
  author={Julia Ulrike Holle and Christopher A. Voigt and M. Both and Konstanze Holl-Ulrich and Bernhard Noelle and Martin Laudien and Frank Moosig and Wolfgang Ludwig Gross},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={875-82}
}
OBJECTIVES To identify and characterize patients with orbital masses in a monocentric cohort of 1142 GPA patients followed up from 1990 until the end of 2010 with regard to disease stage, local orbital inflammation, course of disease and outcome and to assess the efficacy of immunosuppressive treatment. METHODS All GPA patients fulfilling ACR criteria or Chapel Hill Consensus Conference definitions or who had localized GPA and who developed orbital masses were evaluated regarding the course… CONTINUE READING

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