A clinical threat in patients with granulomatosis polyangiitis in remission: Subglottic stenosis
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine, Isparta, Turkey
Eur J Rheumatol ; : -
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Key Words: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, subglottic stenosis, rituximab
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.