Microscopic polyangiitis in a pregnant woman


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

SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.95, ss.1441-1443, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 95 Konu: 12
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Dergi Adı: SOUTHERN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1441-1443

Özet

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.