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Case Report
A clinical threat in patients with granulomatosis polyangiitis in remission: Subglottic stenosis
1 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey  
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey  
3 Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey  
Eur J Rheumatol 2018; 5: 69-71
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2017.16025
Key Words: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, subglottic stenosis, rituximab
Abstract

 

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic necrotizing granulomatous disease that involves small- and medium-sized arteries and affects the main respiratory tracts and kidneys. Upper respiratory tract involvement usually occurs in 90% of patients, who most frequently present with symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Subglottic stenosis (SS) is a rare and severe complication that is usually observed in approximately 15% of patients. Here we present a case of SS in a patient with limited form of GPA during remission.

Cite this article as: Ugan Y, Doğru A, Aynalı G, Şahin M, Tunç ŞE. A clinical threat in patients with granulomatosis polyangiitis in remission: Subglottic stenosis. Eur J Rheumatol 2018; 5: 69-71.

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