A clinical threat in patients with granulomatosis polyangiitis in remission: Subglottic stenosis


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Ugan Y., DOĞRU A. , Aynali G., ŞAHİN M. , Tunc S. E.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.5, no.1, pp.69-71, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16025
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.69-71

Abstract

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic necrotizing granulomatous disease that involves small- and medium-sized arteries and affects the main respiratory tracts and kidneys. Upper respiratory tract involvement usually occurs in 90% of patients, who most frequently present with symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Subglottic stenosis (SS) is a rare and severe complication that is usually observed in approximately 15% of patients. Here we present a case of SS in a patient with limited form of GPA during remission.