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Microscopic polyangiitis in an adolescent presenting as severe anemia and syncope.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20013269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is an autoimmune systemic vasculitis of small vessels. The condition has been best characterized in older adults and little is known of the natural history of this disease in children and adolescents. In this report, a case of an adolescent presenting with symptomatic anemia and syncopal episodes is described. An extensive evaluation ultimately led to the diagnosis of MPA. The unique findings in this case and review of the literature are presented, outlining the variable clinical presentations and challenge of diagnosing this condition in pediatric patients.
Authors:
Eric J Dziuban; Valerie P Castle; Hilary M Haftel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  Rheumatol. Int.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1507-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA, ericdziu@med.umich.edu.
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