[Wegener granulomatosis: three cases].

ALATAŞ F., METİNTAŞ M., Ozkan R., Erginel S., Uçgun I., YILDIRIM H.

Tuberkuloz ve toraks, vol.51, no.4, pp.440-5, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: Tuberkuloz ve toraks
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.440-5
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is characterized by granulomatous vasculitis that involves multisystem, including upper and lower airways and kidney. WG may be a mortal disease if the diagnosis is delayed. The aim of this study is to present three patients admitted with different prediagnosis but after the investigations were diagnosed as WG and followed in our clinic. The cases were discussed with the literature knowledge. All three patients were diagnosed as WG with clinical, radiological and pathological findings. c-ANCA was positive in two patients, and negative one. Complete remission was established with treatment in one case. The treatment of other patients going on, however, the third patient was lost to follow up.