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Choroidal involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis: a case report.
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PMID:  9745168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing, granulomatous vasculitis. It usually causes sinusitis, pneumonitis and glomerulonephritis. The common ocular manifestations include conjunctivitis, scleritis, peripheral keratitis and orbital inflammation. We report the case of a 50-year-old woman with Wegener's granulomatosis and very severe ocular complications who underwent bilateral enucleation. The pathologic findings of the eyeballs revealed granulomatous necrotizing scleritis, perivasculitis and granulomatous choroiditis. The last, as far as we know, has not yet been reported.
A F Lee; J S Wu; D F Huang; Y M Chung; Y K Yang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-08     Completed Date:  1998-10-08     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  496-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Choroiditis / etiology*
Middle Aged
Wegener Granulomatosis / complications*,  pathology

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