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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in Wegener Granulomatosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  21543015     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is an uncommon, idiopathic disorder that is characterized by granulomatous inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract, disseminated vasculitis involving small and medium-sized vessels, and focal segmental glomerulonephritis. Approximately 25% to 50% of patients have nervous system involvement. The brain is less frequently involved. We report a case of a 74 year-old previously well woman who presented with rapidly progressing WG that culminated in subarachnoid hemorrhage. Only six cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage in the setting of WG have previously been reported. We review the common presenting signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications of WG.
J Douglas Miles; Laurie McWilliams; Wendy Liu; David C Preston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  CNS spectrums     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1092-8529     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9702877     Medline TA:  CNS Spectr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
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