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Reumatologia/Rheumatology
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5/2015
vol. 53
 
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Case report

Infectious complication or exacerbation of granulomatosis with polyangiitis?

Anna Masiak
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Małgorzata Struk-Panfill
,
Zbigniew Zdrojewski

Reumatologia 2015; 53, 5: 286–291
Online publish date: 2015/12/08
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a primary, systemic small vessel vasculitis. The respiratory tract is typically involved in the course of the disease. Abnormalities on the chest radiograph are noted in more than 70% patients at some point during their disease history. In some clinical situations it is difficult to distinguish whether symptoms result from the underlying disease or are a symptom of infection. In these clinical situations, chest computed tomography (CT) can be very useful. We present a patient with GPA localized mainly in the respiratory tract with sudden deterioration of the general state and new abnormalities revealed in the CT of the chest.
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granulomatosis with polyangiitis, computed tomography, infectious complications, respiratory tract stenosis







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