Respiratory failure in ANCA-associated vasculitis.

OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence, clinical manifestations, and course of respiratory failure in all patients who tested positive for antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) in our clinics in the period between January 1985 and January 1993. DESIGN Case-series analysis. SETTING Three teaching hospitals in the Netherlands. PATIENTS Two… CONTINUE READING