Wegener's Granulomatosis

Lawrence Weeda, Stephen A. Coffey

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Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a rare systemic disease associated with necrotizing granulomatous inflammation in the upper and lower respiratory tract, glomerulonephritis, and vasculitis. Generalized and limited forms are recognized, and both may present with nonspecific symptoms early in the process. Oral, sinus, and cutaneous findings commonly are seen at initial presentation and/or during the course of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to limit the potentially serious complications associated with WG. This article includes information pertaining to recognition, diagnosis, and management of WG to aid the clinician in early diagnosis and institution of therapy to limit these complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)643-649
Number of pages7
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Early Diagnosis
Rare Diseases
Glomerulonephritis
Vasculitis
Respiratory System
Inflammation
Skin
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Wegener's Granulomatosis. / Weeda, Lawrence; Coffey, Stephen A.

In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America, Vol. 20, No. 4, 01.11.2008, p. 643-649.

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Weeda, Lawrence ; Coffey, Stephen A. / Wegener's Granulomatosis. In: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 643-649.
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