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Late recurrence of Wegener's granulomatosis presenting as solitary upper lobe pulmonary mass.
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PMID:  7925917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recurrent Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) was diagnosed in a 40 year old man presenting with a solitary mass in the right lung apex and with possible lymph node enlargement in the anterior mediastinum, resembling malignancy. Eight years previously, a first episode of WG involving the upper airways and kidneys, but not the lungs, had been successfully treated with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide, which could be stopped after 2 yrs. The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody titres (anti-protease 3), which had been very high during the first disease episode, failed to predict the recurrence.
T S van der Werf; C A Stegeman; K J Meuzelaar; W Timens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European respiratory journal     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0903-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. Respir. J.     Publication Date:  1994 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-16     Completed Date:  1994-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8803460     Medline TA:  Eur Respir J     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1365-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Pulmonary Diseases, Intensive and Respiratory Care, Groningen University Hospital, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
Autoantibodies / analysis
Lung / pathology*,  radiography
Wegener Granulomatosis / immunology,  pathology*,  radiography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic; 0/Autoantibodies

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