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Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia

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PEREIRA, Ivana Cardoso et al. Wegener's granulomatosis: cases reports. Arq. Bras. Oftalmol. [online]. 2007, vol.70, n.6, pp. 1010-1015. ISSN 0004-2749.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-27492007000600024.

Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is characterized by a classic triad of granulomatous inflammation of the respiratory tract, necrotizing vasculitis and nephritis. The absence of renal disease defines a subset of " limited WG" . Approximately 50% of WG patients develop ophthalmic disease. The histopatological study and +c-ANCA were essential to make a definite diagnosis in these cases.

Keywords : Wegener granulomatosis [diagnosis]; Wegener granulomatosis [drug therapy]; Vasculitis; Antibodies, antineutrophil cytoplasmic; Granuloma, plasma cell, orbital; Immunosuppresive agents [therapeutic use]; Case reports.

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