VPPRN Patient-Powered Research

Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)

Compared to patients with other forms of vasculitis, patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) reported similar scores for fatigue and symptoms of vasculitis at the July 2023 check-in.  There were differences in the reporting of flares, pain, and active vasculitis.

If you have concerns about your health scores, please discuss with your rheumatologist or primary care provider.  

FLARES and VASCULITIS

Flare Reporting: Patients with MPA reported fewer flares in the past 6 months (17%) compared to 26% in the VPPRN community.

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FATIGUE and VASCULITIS

Fatigue: 12% of patients with MPA reported no fatigue in the past 6 months. This is similar to the 11% in the VPPRN community.

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SYMPTOMS of VASCULITIS

Symptoms of Vasculitis: 25% of patients with MPA reported no symptoms of vasculitis. This is similar to the 22% in the VPPRN community.

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PAIN and VASCULITIS

Pain: Patients with MPA reported less pain in the past 6 months. 33% of patients with MPA reported no pain in the past 6 months, compared to 27% in the VPPRN community.

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CURRENT STATE OF VASCULITIS

Current State of Vasculitis: 19% of patients with MPA reported their vasculitis as active. This is less than the 24% reported in the Network.

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