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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 168-171

A young lady presented with limited pulmonary Wegener's granulomatosis


Hemangini Nagar, Block-I, Flat No.-202, 53, New G.T.Road, P.O. Uttarpara, District –Hooghly, Pin – 712258, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.45286

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A 19 year old female college student presented with fever, dry cough, chest pain, blood tinged sputum with subsequent development of polyarthralgia with radiological evidence of bilateral multiple unevenly distributed pulmonary nodular opacities with cavitation. There was no other systemic involvement and the patient was cytoplasmic antineutrophil antibody (c-ANCA) positive with more than four times the normal upper limit of anti PR3 antibody. Excellent response to oral steroid with antimicrobial agent "trimethoprim - sulphamethoxazole" was noted.


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