Author(s): Mavragani CP, Voulgarelis M
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Abstract Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is an uncommon collagen vascular disease characterized by a chronic nonspecific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct retroperitoneal structures. Although obscure, an autoimmune-mediated or vasculitic etiology has been hypothesized. In the current report, a case of RPF associated with the presence of antibodies against proteinase III, which responded effectively to immunosuppressive therapy, is presented.
This article was published in Clin Rheumatol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports