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Vol 1, No 3 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-11-04
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Optic neuritis as ocular manifestation of Wegener’s granulomatosis — case report

Dorota Borowicz, Edyta Koman, Katarzyna Nowomiejska, Robert Rejdak
DOI: 10.5603/OJ.2016.0021
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Ophthalmology J 2016;1(3):109-113.

open access

Vol 1, No 3 (2016)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2016-11-04

Abstract

Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic, autoimmune, granulomatous necrotising inflammation of unknown aetiology. WG is described by the triad, which includes: rhinitis, and pulmonary and kidney dysfunction. The ocular signs are inflammatory orbital disease, nasolacrimal ducts obstruction, conjunctivitis, episcleritis, scleritis uveitis, retinal vasculitis, and optic neuritis. This article describes the case of a patient with optic neuritis associated with WG.

Abstract

Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic, autoimmune, granulomatous necrotising inflammation of unknown aetiology. WG is described by the triad, which includes: rhinitis, and pulmonary and kidney dysfunction. The ocular signs are inflammatory orbital disease, nasolacrimal ducts obstruction, conjunctivitis, episcleritis, scleritis uveitis, retinal vasculitis, and optic neuritis. This article describes the case of a patient with optic neuritis associated with WG.

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Keywords

Wegener’s granulomatosis, ophthalmic manifestations, c-ANCA

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Title

Optic neuritis as ocular manifestation of Wegener’s granulomatosis — case report

Journal

Ophthalmology Journal

Issue

Vol 1, No 3 (2016)

Pages

109-113

Published online

2016-11-04

DOI

10.5603/OJ.2016.0021

Bibliographic record

Ophthalmology J 2016;1(3):109-113.

Keywords

Wegener’s granulomatosis
ophthalmic manifestations
c-ANCA

Authors

Dorota Borowicz
Edyta Koman
Katarzyna Nowomiejska
Robert Rejdak

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