Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Microscopic polyarteritis: a forgotten aetiology of haemoptysis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis.
  1. S Zashin,
  2. R Fattor,
  3. D Fortin
  1. University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas 75235-9030.


    A 76 year old white woman died from massive pulmonary haemorrhage nine days after she was admitted to Parkland Memorial Hospital for evaluation of haemoptysis and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. The differential diagnosis of haemoptysis with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis is presented with particular emphasis on Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyarteritis. Necropsy showed a small vessel necrotising vasculitis associated with a focal segmental necrotising glomerulonephritis consistent with microscopic polyarteritis.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.