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Limited pulmonary MPA, a new MPA entity? A rheumatologist's perspective.
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PMID:  23188195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) frequently involves the lungs. However, as opposed to granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), limited forms are not recognised. In recent years, cases have been reported in which the lungs were affected without other organ manifestations. For years, many have been labelled as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this review, support for the existence of a limited form of MPA affecting the lungs as well as questions and discussions concerning the similarities and differences to IPF are offered.
Authors:
Luis F Flores-Suárez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental nephrology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-7799     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9709923     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Primary Systemic Vasculitides Clinic, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, Calzada de Tlalpan 4502. Col. Sección XVI. Tlalpan, C.P. 14080, Mexico City, Mexico, felipe98@prodigy.net.mx.
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