Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report
Microscopic Polyangiitis Nodosa: A Rare Cause of Cerebral Hemorrhage

Microscopic Polyangiitis Nodosa: A Rare Cause of Cerebral Hemorrhage

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Department of Nephrology, Hitit University School of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey

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Department of Medical Biochemistry, Hitit University Erol Olçok Training and Research Hospital, Çorum, Turkey

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Department of Pathology, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2019; 28: 84-87
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2019.3117
Read: 626 Downloads: 127 Published: 05 February 2019

Microscopic polyangiitis nodosa (MPA) is a necrotizing vasculitis that affects small vessels, typically associated with myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody. Cerebrovascular diseases are rarely reported to be associated with MPA. A 41-year-old male patient presented to the emergency room with complaints of speech difficulty and loss of strength on the left upper extremity, and MPA was detected with cerebral hemorrhage and renal failure. The case report, just as we first defined with this case in the national literature, was presented to emphasize that MPA may be rarely demonstrated with symptoms of cerebrovascular involvement except for commonly seen organ involvement.

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