2016, Cilt 25, Sayı 0, Sayfa(lar) 163-164
A Case of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Relapse with Eye Involvement Only
DOI 10.5262/tndt.2016.39
Süleyman KARAKÖSE, Selman ÜNVERDİ, Beyza ALGÜL DURAK, Eyüp KOÇ, Murat DURANAY
Ankara Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Nefroloji Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Retinal vasculitis, Glomerulonephritis

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a chronic systemic disease that is characterized by granulomatous inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract accompanied by systemic vasculitis of small and medium-sized vessels and necrotizing glomerulonephritis. The etiology is unknown and it is more common in men. GPA is diagnosed with the clinical findings, positive antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA), and histological findings. Eye involvement is frequent but retinal vasculitis has rarely been described. Herein we will present a 76-year-old female patient with a GPA diagnosis who was on routine hemodialysis because of renal failure and developed retinal vein occlusion during the clinical follow-up.

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