Microscopic polyangiitis in a pregnant woman

Cetinkaya R., Odabas A., Gursan N., Selcuk Y., Erdogan F., Keles M., ...More

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.95, no.12, pp.1441-1443, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 95 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1441-1443


Patients who have vasculitis in pregnancy generally have a grim prognosis. Vasculitis occurring during pregnancy may have a more aggressive course and require more aggressive treatment than vasculitis occurring at other times. A 29-year-old woman who presented in the 16th week of her third intrauterine pregnancy was diagnosed as having active microscopic polyangiitis. Therapy consisting of high-dose methylprednisolone and cyclophosphamide was instituted, but the patient died of. pulmonary infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.