A Case of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Masquerading as Community Acquired Pneumonia
Northwest Medical Center
Alveolar hemorrhage, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, Pneumonia, Tamponade, Vasculitis, c-ANCA
Immune System Diseases | Internal Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Respiratory Tract Diseases
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) has a multitude of presentations, including appearing as a refractory community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) or an isolated localized pulmonary disease. This case describes a patient suspected to have a CAP before further workup and lung biopsy revealed his diagnosis of GPA. This case report demonstrates GPA's diverse presentations, critical complications such as diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) and cardiac tamponade, and nuanced management options.
Publisher or Conference
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Probasco B, Melnychuk V, Hong A, Gabra A, Lieberman S. A Case of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Masquerading as Community Acquired Pneumonia. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2023;13(3):103-107. doi:10.55729/2000-9666.1191