Microscopic Polyangiitis in a Pediatric Patient
Ala'addin Kandeel, MD;
Sujatha Ramesh, MD;
Yongxin Chen, MD;
Cazibe Celik, MD;
Edwin Jenis, MD;
Julian L. Ambrus, Jr, MD
Arch Fam Med. 2000;9:1189-1192.
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), previously called hypersensitivity angiitis, is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis that involves many organ systems including the skin, joints, kidneys, and lungs. Microscopic polyangiitis most commonly affects adults in the fourth and fifth decades of life, with only a few cases reported in children. We describe a pediatric patient with microscopic polyangiitis.
From the Division of Allergy, Immunology, & Rheumatology, Department of Medicine (Drs Kandeel, Chen, and Ambrus), and the Department of Pathology (Dr Celik), Buffalo General Hospital; the Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Buffalo (Dr Ramesh); and the Department of Pathology, Millard Fillmore Hospital (Dr Jenis); State University of New York at Buffalo.