How are the musculoskeletal symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) characterized?

Updated: Aug 31, 2021
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Musculoskeletal symptoms are common. Arthralgias are usually polyarticular and symmetric, affecting small and large joints. Arthritis can also occur, and typically affects large joints, but is rarely deforming.


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