Which environmental factors may have a role in the etiology of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2021
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Living in northern latitudes, farming, drug and environmental allergies, and exposures to solvents or silica have all been linked to the development of GPA. [27, 33] Reports vary as to whether disease onset is associated with a seasonal peak.


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