Oto-Rhino-Laryngologic System Vasculitis
Oto-rhino-laryngologic (ORL) cavities are frequently involved in vasculitis and are one of the major “target organs” of small-vessel vasculitis associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA). Patients commonly present with nonspecific clinical signs. Laboratory tests are helpful. Chest X-ray is systematic. CT and/or MRI of ORL cavities should be indicated if necessary. Biopsies of ORL suspicious lesions are essential for establishing a diagnosis.
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