Indian Journal of Rheumatology

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Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 72--77

Polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis - The Indian experience


Rohini Handa 
 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India

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Rohini Handa
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi
India

Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) are systemic necrotising vasculitides, with a propensity to involve multiple organs. MPA is an ANCA (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody)-associated vasculitis while PAN is characterised by the absence of ANCA/other autoantibodies. The clinical profile in India is no different from that reported elsewhere. Lack of physician awareness contributes to diagnostic delays. In absence of disease registries, long-term outcome data from India are sparse.


How to cite this article:
Handa R. Polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis - The Indian experience.Indian J Rheumatol 2015;10:72-77


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Handa R. Polyarteritis nodosa and microscopic polyangiitis - The Indian experience. Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 5 ];10:72-77
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