MPO-ANCA-associated pseudovasculitis in cardiac myxoma

Yoshiyuki Nishio, Y. Ito, Y. Iguchi, H. Sato

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We describe a case of cardiac myxoma whose clinical presentation mimicked that of polyarteritis nodosa. The serum levels of MPO-ANCA and IL-6 were elevated on laboratory investigation and normalized after the removal of the tumor. We suggest that a 'true' vasculitic mechanism contributes to the pathogenesis of pseudovasculitis in cardiac myxoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-620
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug


  • Cardiac myxoma
  • Interleukin-6
  • Myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody
  • Peudovasculitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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