Wegener's granulomatosis

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Wegener's granulomatosis

[′vā·gə·nərz ‚gran·yə·lə·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare disease of unknown causation characterized by necrotizing granulomas in the air passages, necrotizing vasculitis, and glomerulitis.
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Testing for Wegener granulomatosis by antineutrophilic cytoplasmic and myeloperoxidase antibody yielded negative results.
Diagnosis of limited ophthalmic Wegener granulomatosis: distinctive pathologic features with ANCA test confirmation.
The reported cases of glomerulonephritis in patients with crystalline silica exposure show rapid progression and are associated with positive anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) with or without systemic vasculitis, such as Wegener granulomatosis or microscopic polyangiitis (Gregorini et al.
Cordier et al., "Urogenital manifestations in Wegener granulomatosis: a study of 11 cases and review of the literature," Medicine, vol.
(1-4) The main utility in ANCA testing is for small-vessel vasculitides, including microscopic polyangiitis; eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (previously known as Churg-Strauss syndrome); and small and medium vasculitides, such as granulomatosis with polyangiitis (previously known as Wegener granulomatosis).
Association of chronic nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and higher relapse rates in Wegener granulomatosis. Ann Intern Med.
Paranasal sinus obliteration in Wegener granulomatosis. Radiology 1982;144:539-43.
Other very rare etiologies are birth trauma, carotid artery dissection, Giant cell arteritis, Wegener granulomatosis, Herpes zoster, and migraine headache [1].
Painful oropharyngeal lesions occur in granulomatosis with polyangiitis or Wegener granulomatosis, and autoimmune bullous diseases such as cicatricial pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris.