European Journal of Rheumatology
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Symmetric polyarthritis as an initial symptom in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A report of six cases and review of the literature

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Department of Rheumatology, Medical Park Gaziantep Hospital, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Department of Rheumatology, Mersin University School of Medicine, Mersin, Turkey

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Department of Rheumatology, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey

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Private Practice, Gaziantep, Turkey

Eur J Rheumatol 2018; 5: 191-193
DOI: 10.5152/eurjrheum.2018.17050
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Abstract

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a primary systemic vasculitis characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Arthritis in GPA is most commonly associated with large joints, particularly the knees and ankles; however, symmetrical polyarthritis of small joints has been rarely reported in literature. Here, we describe retrospective analysis of six patients with GPA showing initial symptom of symmetrical polyarthritis who were followed-up by three different rheumatology departments. Male sex, anti-cyclic citrulinated peptide negativity, and early arthritis period are important clues for GPA.


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: Kısacık B, Önder ME, Sayarlıoğlu M, Onat AM. Symmetric polyarthritis as an initial symptom in granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A report of six cases and review of the literature. Eur J Rheumatol 2018; 5(3): 191-3.

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