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Vol 76, No 3 (2008)
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Published online: 2008-05-22
Submitted: 2013-02-22
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Wegener’s granulomatosis presenting with ischaemic stroke

Maria Wieteska, Liliana Wawrzyńska, Elżbieta Wiatr, Mariusz Chabowski, Iwona Bestry, Marcin Kurzyna, Adam Torbicki
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2008;76(3):180-185.

open access

Vol 76, No 3 (2008)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2008-05-22
Submitted: 2013-02-22

Abstract

Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic disease of unknown origin characterized by necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis that involves primarily the upper and the lower respiratory tracts and the kidneys. A 44-year old woman presenting with unusual neurological manifestation is reported. The patient with multiple pulmonary round shadows and hilar lymphadenopathy on the chest X-ray pictures, suffered from sudden hemiparesis episode. Computed tomography revealed ischemic stroke focus. A diagnosis of WG was confirmed by histological examination of specimen obtained during open lung biopsy. During the combination chemotherapy with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide, neurological symptoms decreased and clinical condition significantly improved.

Abstract

Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic disease of unknown origin characterized by necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis that involves primarily the upper and the lower respiratory tracts and the kidneys. A 44-year old woman presenting with unusual neurological manifestation is reported. The patient with multiple pulmonary round shadows and hilar lymphadenopathy on the chest X-ray pictures, suffered from sudden hemiparesis episode. Computed tomography revealed ischemic stroke focus. A diagnosis of WG was confirmed by histological examination of specimen obtained during open lung biopsy. During the combination chemotherapy with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide, neurological symptoms decreased and clinical condition significantly improved.
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Keywords

Wegener’s granulomatosis; ischaemic stroke; neurological event

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Title

Wegener’s granulomatosis presenting with ischaemic stroke

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 76, No 3 (2008)

Pages

180-185

Published online

2008-05-22

Bibliographic record

Pneumonol Alergol Pol 2008;76(3):180-185.

Keywords

Wegener’s granulomatosis
ischaemic stroke
neurological event

Authors

Maria Wieteska
Liliana Wawrzyńska
Elżbieta Wiatr
Mariusz Chabowski
Iwona Bestry
Marcin Kurzyna
Adam Torbicki

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