Wegener's granulomatosis: An isolated lung mass responding to antituberculosis therapy and atypical course

G. C. Khilnani, A. Banga, S. C. Sharma, S. D. Gupta

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Abstract

We describe an unusual case of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), in a middle aged, non-smoking female who presented with a lung mass with constitutional symptoms. FNABC from mass revealed a single ill-defined granuloma without necrosis. There was a definite clinical and radiological response to antituberculosis treatment. She was later found to have another mass lesion in nasopharynx. ANCA was negative initially but became positive once disease flare up occurred. Multisystem involvement with clinical features of vasculitis were seen during the flare up and resulted in a fatal outcome. Unusual features and literature on this entity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)731-733
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Association of Physicians of India
Volume51
Issue numberJUL
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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