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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 13. No. 1, 2008

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2008;13:60-64

Case Report

First Report of Wegener's Granulomatosis in a 12-year-old Boy in Iran

MH Moradinejad, F Mahjoub, P Tabatabaei, A Alizadeh


The aim of this report is to describe the first instance of Wegner's granulomatosis (WG) in a 12-year-old boy at the Children's Medical Center in Tehran University. This report will analyse the variety of clinical manifestations observed in a 12-year-old boy who suffered sinobronchitis for two months before diagnosis. We present a 12-year-old patient who exhibited pathological symptoms of WG prior to diagnosis and treatment. Our patient was monitored for one year after initial therapy through the outpatients department of the Children's Medical Center in Tehran University. One year after treatment, the patient's WG appeared to be in complete remission and he remained entirely well. Although Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare condition in children and can accordingly be confused with more common ailments, accurate and timely diagnosis can be made based on an established record of clinicopathologic features of the disease, and confirmed by biopsy of nasal mucosa.

Keyword : Sarcoidosis; Sinobronchitis; Tuberclosis; Vasculitis; Wegener's granulomatosis

Abstract in Chinese


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