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Wegener's granulomatosis complicated by pulmonary embolism: a case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20949302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe the case of a 79-year-old lady who developed pulmonary emboli on a background of active Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). The literature reports an increased association of venous thromboembolic disease and the small vessel vasculitides, including WG. This case report explores the issues surrounding systemic anticoagulation in the context of a systemic vasculitis that predisposes to severe bleeding, in particular from the respiratory tract.
Authors:
Michael Hughes; James Burgess; Nikesh Parekh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7EH, UK, Michael.Hughes83@hotmail.co.uk.
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