Wegener's granulomatosis

Paul Rookard, Jacklyn Hechtman, Amir R. Baluch, Alan D. Kaye, Vinaya Manmohansingh

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Abstract

The immunopathologic disease, Wegener's granulomatosis, presents a challenge to the anesthesiologist due to multisystem involvement resulting in potential abnormalities of the airway, respiratory, circulatory, renal, and central/peripheral nervous systems. It is a systemic vasculitis of small, medium and occasional large arterial involvement. A familiarity with the proper approach to perioperative management is essential. Additional considerations must be made as problems arise from immunosuppressant and corticosteroid treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalMiddle East Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume20
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1 2009

Keywords

  • Airway lesion
  • Granulomatosis
  • Immunosuppressant
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Rookard, P., Hechtman, J., Baluch, A. R., Kaye, A. D., & Manmohansingh, V. (2009). Wegener's granulomatosis. Middle East Journal of Anesthesiology, 20(1), 21-30.