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[Alveolocapillary microaneurysm in p-ANCA positive microvasculitis (microform of panarteritis nodosa)].

Authors
  • Bubendorf, L
  • Dalquen, P
  • Mihatsch, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Pathologe
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1995
Volume
16
Issue
4
Pages
299–302
Identifiers
PMID: 7667214
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In contrast to the panarteriitis nodosa macroform, the lung is frequently involved in p-ANCA-positive microvasculitis. Alveolar capillaritis, which may improve under immunosuppressive therapy, is a characteristic feature of this microvasculitis. We report on an 82-year-old patient who was admitted to the hospital because of severe hemoptysis due to microvasculitis. He died 3 weeks later despite therapy with steroids and cyclophosphamide. At autopsy alveolocapillary microaneurysms were found that may be residues of alveolar capillaritis.

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