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Presentation and initial assessment of ENT problems in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's).
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PMID:  25050457     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Background: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is a primary systemic vasculitis that affects medium to small sized vessels throughout the body. It often presents with symptoms and signs involving the ear, nose, and head and neck area. Objective: To highlight salient features of ENT-related issues in granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and raise awareness of the condition. Methods: A case report of a patient with limited disease and an insidious onset is presented, along with a review of the current literature. In addition, basic initial management is described. Results: Eighty-six publications were used to describe salient features of ENT-related issues in granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Conclusion: The time to diagnosis has not reduced significantly in the last 10 years in the UK. A high index of suspicion is required for an earlier diagnosis of granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
Authors:
M Martinez Del Pero; D McKiernan; P Jani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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