Diagnosis of limited ophthalmic wegener granulomatosis: distinctive pathologic features with ANCA test confirmation

  title={Diagnosis of limited ophthalmic wegener granulomatosis: distinctive pathologic features with ANCA test confirmation},
  author={Muna Ahmed and John H. Niffenegger and Frederick Albert Jakobiec and Yael Ben-Arie-Weintrob and Nicolette Gion and Sofia Androudi and Robert Folberg and Michael B. Raizman and Curtis E. Margo and Morton E. Smith and Ian W. Mclean and James G. Caya and Christopher S Foster},
  journal={International Ophthalmology},
Purpose To describe the clinical and histopathologic finding of very limited ophthalmic Wegener granulomatosis (WG). Methods Thirteen patients with scleritis, orbitopathy, episcleritis, and panuveitis were studied. They presented without evidence of lung or kidney disease, though eight had sinus involvement. We reviewed the biopsies for histopathologic findings consistent with WG, and tested for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA). Results WG was… CONTINUE READING


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