Case Report

Wegener's Granulomatosis Mimicking a Sternal Abscess

Authors: MARK H. HENNINGTON MD, FRANK C. DETTERBECK MD, JUGATA KAHAI MD, MICHAEL F. SZWERC MD, J CHARLES JENNETTE MD, THOMAS M. EGAN MD, RONALD J. FALK MD

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Bone destruction as a manifestation of Wegener's granulomatosis has been reported, but these cases were limited to the head and face. We present a case in which a sternal abscess was the initial manifestation of Wegener's granulomatosis. We believe this is the first reported case of bone destruction due to Wegener's occurring in a location other than the head and face.

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