Affordable Access

Publisher Website

Scleritis and Wegener's Granulomatosis in Children

Authors
Journal
American Journal of Ophthalmology
0002-9394
Publisher
Elsevier
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)72376-1
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

We treated two children with scleritis (one unilateral, one bilateral), in whom Wegener's granulomatosis was diagnosed on the basis of pathologic changes in respiratory tract mucosa. Both patients were girls, 13 and 14 years of age, respectively. One patient had otitis media and a nodular scleritis. Laboratory test results demonstrated an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate and microscopic hematuria. A biopsy of the sinus confirmed the diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis. The second patient had fever, arthralgias, a nonproductive cough, and bilateral scleritis. Laboratory test results demonstrated an increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, positive test results for rheumatoid factor, and bilateral pulmonary nodules on chest x-ray. Open-lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis. Both patients responded well to treatment with a combination of prednisone and cyclophosphamide.

There are no comments yet on this publication. Be the first to share your thoughts.

Statistics

Seen <100 times
0 Comments

More articles like this

Scleritis and Wegener's granulomatosis in children...

on American journal of ophthalmol... Sep 15, 1991

Scleritis and Wegener's granulomatosis in children...

on American journal of ophthalmol... Apr 15, 1991

Scleritis--Wegener's granulomatosis.

on Insight (American Society of O... 2012

[Wegener's granulomatosis with bilateral necrotizi...

on Vnitr̆ní lékar̆ství February 1986
More articles like this..