Wegener Granulomatosis Complicated by Brain Abscess Caused by Nocardia spp.


Sahin S. , Balcan B., Kiziltas S., Aydin M.

JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN MEDICINE-JAREM, vol.6, no.2, pp.126-128, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/jarem.2016.954
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ACADEMIC RESEARCH IN MEDICINE-JAREM
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-128

Abstract

Wegener granulomatosis is a multisystemic disease associated with high mortality rate and characterized by necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis predominantly in the respiratory tract and kidneys. Presence of kidney failure at the time of diagnosis describes a poor prognostic marker. We presented a Wegener granulomatosis case complicated with brain abscess caused by Nocardia.