Microscopic polyangiitis with ocular involvement

Jon C. Caster, Debra J. Shetlar, Miguel Pappolla, Richard W. Yee

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Microscopic polyangiitis is an exclusively small-vessel (arterioles, capillaries, or venules) vasculitis that primarily involves the kidney and often involves the lungs, skin, or nervous system. Characteristic features include focal segmental glomerulonephritis, nongranulomatous necrotizing vasculitis, and serum positive for perinuclear-staining antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (P-ANCA). We report a case of microscopic polyangiitis with previously unreported eyelid and conjunctival manifestations that responded well to immunosuppressive therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)346-348
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Ophthalmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ophthalmology

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Caster, J. C., Shetlar, D. J., Pappolla, M., & Yee, R. W. (1996). Microscopic polyangiitis with ocular involvement. Archives of Ophthalmology, 114(3), 346-348.