Renal vasculitis


Renal vasculitisRenal vasculitis, also called ANCA glomerulonephritis, is an autoimmune disease that causes your white blood cells to attack the glomeruli, the tiny blood vessels that filter blood in your kidneys. This causes swelling and damage to the capillaries (blood vessels).

There are two main types of renal vasculitis:

Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA): affects small arteries and veins, and it can also affect your joints, lungs, gastrointestinal system, nerves, and skin

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegner’s disease): causes swelling of the blood vessels in your kidneys, lungs, sinuses, and throat



Your doctor may use medicines to lower your immune system activity, such as steroids and cyclophosphamide, which help reduce the swelling and damage of vasculitis.

Total Plasma Exchange (TPE)

Total plasma exchange, also called plasmapheresis, is a blood-cleaning therapy that removes your blood through a needle or thin, catheter (thin, flexible tube). 

Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)

This therapy includes haemodialysis and other mechanical waste filtration techniques performed slowly over long periods of time (12 to 24 hours).

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Maya Wilson
Editorial Assistant
Journal of Nephrology and Urology