Esophageal involvement in wegener's granulomatosis Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Amniotic Fluid
  • Goiter
  • Prenatal Injuries
  • Propylthiouracil
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Thyroxine

abstract

  • Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is characterized by granulomatous vasculitis, renal disease, and upper and lower respiratory tract disease. Although most organ systems can be involved, gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations are notably uncommon. We describe a patient with WG whose presentation was unique for the prominence of odynophagia. Esophagoscopy revealed erosive esophagitis, which on biopsy was shown to be due to direct involvement by the underlying vasculitis. This is first antermortem documentation of esophageal disease secondary to WG. The GI manifestations of WG are reviewed.

publication date

  • January 1994

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.1780370920

PubMed ID

  • 7945506

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1404

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 37

number

  • 9