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Pauci-immune (pauci- Latin: few, little) is a general term used to refer to a form of vasculitis that is associated with minimal evidence of hypersensitivity upon immunofluorescence and a lack of Anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody.

They can be associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA).[1]

In some cases, Pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis is a component of a systemic vasculitis such as Microscopic polyangiitis, Churg–Strauss syndrome or Wegener's granulomatosis.[2] In many cases however, it is limited to the kidney and is thus called idiopathic.

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peak incidences in 50 -60 year olds symptoms include; intermittent fever / weight loss / dyspnea / arthalagia

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