What is the prevalence of cutaneous involvement in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)?

Updated: Aug 31, 2021
  • Author: Christopher L Tracy, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The skin is involved in 45% of patients with GPA due to vasculitis. Cutaneous involvement can lead to palpable purpura or skin ulcers. [2]

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