Spontaneous pneumothorax in Wegener's granulomatosis: case report and literature review.

@article{BelhassenGarca2011SpontaneousPI,
  title={Spontaneous pneumothorax in Wegener's granulomatosis: case report and literature review.},
  author={Moncef Belhassen-Garc{\'i}a and Virginia Velasco-Tirado and Luc{\'i}a Alvela-Su{\'a}rez and Adela Carpio-P{\'e}rez and Javier Pardo Lled{\'i}as and Nuria Novoa and Alicia Iglesias-G{\'o}mez and Miguel Cordero-S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={455-60}
}
BACKGROUND Pulmonary manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) are present in 45% of cases at the onset of the disease, and they reach 85% of the patients during its evolution. Pulmonary affection usually starts with unspecific symptoms such as cough, dyspnea, hemoptysis, and pleuritis. Pulmonary nodules are 1 of the most common manifestations. The prevalence of pleural affection is 10 to 20%. However, spontaneous pneumothorax is extremely rare. Although its real incidence is unknown… CONTINUE READING