A case report on wegener’s granulomatosis
Keywords:Wegener’s granulomatosis, Monoclonal antibodies, Corticosteroids, Human leukocyte antigen, Glomerulonephritis
Wegener’s Granulomatosis, also known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is a rare multisystem autoimmune disease with an unknown etiology that can affect persons of all ages. In most cases, the condition affects the respiratory tract and the kidneys. The initial symptoms include a runny nose (rhinorrhea), nasal crusting, and nasal blockage or congestion. More significant symptoms include nose bleeds, ulcerations of the nasal mucous membranes with subsequent bacterial infection, sinus discomfort, sinus inflammation, and hoarseness. The patient was presented with symptoms like reddish staining of the eyes, hearing loss, and numerous joint discomfort and swelling of the lower limbs. The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody, cytoplasmic (C-ANCA), and human leukocyte antigen- B27 (HLA-B27) were both positive, and renal biopsy revealed necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis. The treatment was initiated with corticosteroids and monoclonal antibodies. The patient responded positively to the therapy, and her health appears to be improving.
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