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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 196-199

Ayurveda treatment for granulomatosis with polyangiitis: A case report


Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Diksha N Kabra
Department of Panchakarma, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Academic Block, 7th Floor, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110076
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_41_22

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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) was formerly known as Wegener’s granulomatosis. As its name implies, the disease is associated with a necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with vasculitis of small and medium blood vessels induced by antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Here, we present a case of a 42-year-old woman with severe arthralgia associated with fever and obstructive uropathy. Blood investigations revealed a high level of C-ANCA, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and reduced hemoglobin level. She had a history of rheumatic heart disease in the childhood. The patient was treated with Ayurvedic oral drugs for 3 months. After 1 month of follow-up period, the patient showed a significant improvement in presenting symptoms as well as laboratory investigations. There was a significant reduction in swelling and tenderness over both ankle joints. Presently, the patient is stable with Ayurvedic medications. The case study shows a ray of hope toward the management of GPA with holistic Ayurveda medications with satisfactory outcome and contentment of the patient. However, more studies should be observed for definite conclusion.


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