Microscopic Polyangiitis

Microscopic Polyangiits (MPA) is a very rare and serious disease that causes inflammation of the small blood vessels. This can impact tissues and organs throughout the body and cause a wide variety of symptoms.

Microscopic Polyangiitis belongs to a family of arthritic diseases called vasculitis. The word vasculitis means inflammation of blood vessels. The most common affected by Microscopic Polyangiitis include the skin, joints, nerves, and kidneys.

Early diagnosis and medical therapy are essential for managing Microscopic Polyangiitis.

Autoimmune Disease

It is not known what causes Microscopic Polyangiitis but it is thought to be an autoimmune disease which occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells and tissues. The reasons why the body might start attacking its small blood vessels is not well understood.

Who Gets Microscopic Polyangiitis

Microscopic Polyangiitis can affect anyone but it is more common in younger and middle-aged people.

Understanding Microscopic Polyangiitis


Microscopic Polyangiitis Quick Reference Guide