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Hosp Med. 2000 Apr;61(4):250-3.

Wegener's granulomatosis: unusual presentations.

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Department of Rheumatology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust.

Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis characterized by respiratory tract involvement and focal glomerulonephritis. Rare presentations include abdominal pain as a result of gut involvement, pericarditis, cardiac arteritis and blindness. Detection of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies should not be used as a substitute for a histological diagnosis.

PMID:
10858801
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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