Microscopic polyangiitis (also known as "Microscopic polyarteritis," "Microscopic polyarteritis nodosa," "MPA") is an ill-defined autoimmune disease characterized by a systemic, pauci-immune, necrotizing, small-vessel vasculitis without clinical or pathological evidence of necrotizing granulomatous inflammation.
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