Multiple unusual manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis: breast mass, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, consumptive coagulopathy, and low erythrocyte sedimentation rate.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We describe a patient who presented with multiple unusual manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis, including a breast mass, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and consumptive coagulopathy. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (Westergren), usually elevated in the course of this disease, persistently remained low in this patient. We found that C-reactive protein levels were, in this case, a more sensitive gauge of disease activity.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jordan, JM; Manning, M; Allen, NB

Published Date

  • December 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1527 - 1531

PubMed ID

  • 3801075

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-3591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.1780291217


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States