Airway Involvement in Wegener's Granulomatosis

Vlassis S. Polychronopoulos, Udaya B S Prakash, Jason M. Golbin, Eric Edell, Ulrich Specks

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Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis is characterized by necrotizing granulomatous inflammation and necrotizing vasculitis affecting predominantly small arteries, arterioles, capillaries, and venules. In contrast to the well-described pulmonary parenchymal involvement of Wegener's granulomatosis, the lower airway (tracheobronchial) disease manifestations are less well recognized by clinicians. Consequently, mild disease of the airways is easily missed. There is a relative paucity of published information on various tracheobronchial manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis. This article provides a comprehensive review of the diagnosis and management of the infraglottic tracheobronchial disease manifestations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-775
Number of pages21
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Venules
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Vasculitis
Arteries
Inflammation
Lung

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Airway Involvement in Wegener's Granulomatosis. / Polychronopoulos, Vlassis S.; Prakash, Udaya B S; Golbin, Jason M.; Edell, Eric; Specks, Ulrich.

In: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America, Vol. 33, No. 4, 11.2007, p. 755-775.

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Polychronopoulos, Vlassis S. ; Prakash, Udaya B S ; Golbin, Jason M. ; Edell, Eric ; Specks, Ulrich. / Airway Involvement in Wegener's Granulomatosis. In: Rheumatic Disease Clinics of North America. 2007 ; Vol. 33, No. 4. pp. 755-775.
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