An adolescent with both Wegener's Granulomatosis and chronic blastomycosis

Reem Abdwani, Kristin Houghton, Simon Dobson, Maureen O'Sullivan, Peter Malleson

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Abstract

We report a case of Wegener's Granulomatosis (WG) associated with blastomycosis. This appears to be the first case report of WG co-existing with a tissue proven blastomycosis infection. The temporal correlation of the two conditions suggests that blastomycosis infection (and therefore possibly other fungal infections), may trigger the systemic granulomatous vasculitis in a predisposed individual; a provocative supposition warranting further study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalPediatric Rheumatology
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 3 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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