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GOMIDES, Ana Paula Monteiro et al. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis and parotiditis: unusual ocurrences of the Wegener's granulomatosis. Rev. Bras. Reumatol. [online]. 2004, vol.44, n.4, pp.308-312. ISSN 0482-5004.

The wegener's granulomatosis is a systemic angiitis of small and medium caliber vessels. Normally, it is characterized by the formation of granulomas with necrosis in the respiratory system and necrosing glomerulonephritis. even though it is more common in the upper respiratory system, in the lung and in the kidney, a great range of manifestation in other different organs and tissues can be described. we report the case of a patient who, in parallel with the typical symptoms of this disease, developed some rare alteration such as the parotiditis and the hypertrophic pachymeningitis. in face of serious situations, severe disease, atypical or non responsive to conventional treatments, it is necessary a more detailed study of the case and the use of new therapeutic drugs.

Keywords : Wegener's granulomatosis; parotiditis; hipertrophic pachymeningitis.

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