Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitides

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides refer to a group of heterogeneous autoimmune diseases characterized by necrotising vasculitides and positive anti-neutrophil antibody titres. They are reactive to either proteinase-3 (PR3-ANCA) - cANCA or myeloperoxidase (MPO-ANCA) - pANCA. These vasculitides affect arterioles, capillaries, and venules which can involve virtually any organ with varying degrees of severity. As a general rule, the lungs and kidneys are the most commonly involved.

The conditions that fall into this group are:

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rID: 26036
Systems: Chest, Vascular
Tags: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • ANCA associated vasculitides
  • Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis
  • ANCA associated vasculitis
  • ANCA positive vasculitis

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