What are renal signs and symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)?

Updated: Oct 09, 2019
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Crescentic necrotizing glomerulonephritis characterized by urinary sediment with more than 5 RBCs per HPF or erythrocyte casts

Renal disease is present in 17% of patients at initial diagnosis and is usually asymptomatic [3]

Renal failure occurs in 11% at presentation [1]


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