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A rare instance of multiple valvular lesions in a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20881391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic necrotising vasculitis involving the respiratory and renal tracts. Dual valvular involvement in WG is uncommon. We describe a 52-year-old patient with aortic regurgitation and mitral stenosis due to WG requiring replacement of both valves. We also discuss a strategy for follow-up of asymptomatic WG patients with suspected heart valve involvement.
Shiva Prasad Koyalakonda; Unni Krishnan; William Julian Hobbs
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1421-9751     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-19     Completed Date:  2011-01-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Eosinophils / pathology
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Stenosis / etiology*,  pathology,  ultrasonography
Wegener Granulomatosis / complications*,  pathology

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