Case Report

Wegener's Granulomatosis Manifested as a Perirectal Abscess

Authors: PETER VELDKAMP MD, AARON MILSTONE MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Wegener's granulomatosis is a serious systemic vasculitis that needs to be diagnosed promptly to limit morbidity and mortality. Atypical presentations of this disease are not uncommon. This case illustrates a rare manifestation of Wegener's granulomatosis (ie, perirectal abscess) and the value of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody in conjunction with supporting pathology.

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