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Wegener's Granulomatosis: Are We Still Missing It?

Supriya Adiody, V.P. Gopinathan, Edwin J. George

Keywords : C-ANCA, TB, ATT, ANCA

Citation Information : Adiody S, Gopinathan V, George EJ. Wegener's Granulomatosis: Are We Still Missing It?. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2015; 57 (2):129-131.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-57-2-129

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-11-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


We report the case of an 18-year-old female who was mis-diagnosed as a smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis and advised standard antituberculosis treatment. She later presented with clinio-radiological worsening and thrombosis of superficial veins of the lower extremity. Cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody and computed tomographyguided lung biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis. The rare association of superficial vein thrombosis with lung manifestation is highlighted here as also the need for a high index of clinical suspicion to avoid a missed or delayed diagnosis.

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