ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Massive Alveolar Hemorrhage During Wegener Granulomatosis: a Case Report
Gökhan Perincek 1, Erhan Tabakoğlu 2, Ömer Nuri Pamuk 3
1Hakkari Devlet Hastanesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Kliniği, Hakkari, Turkey
2Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, Edirne, Turkey
3Trakya Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Romatoloji Bilim Dalı, Edirne, Turkey
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2010.03804.1
Pages : 463-465


This is a presentation of Wegener Granulomatosis (WG) disease. Even though the lungs are rarely affected. massive alveolar hemorrhage is seen which leads to mortality. The patient was a 28 year old man. His illness was diagnosed as WG and glomerulonephritis a year previously and he was treated by administration of methylprednisolone orally. He had been treated irregularly. He applied to the emergency service with hemoptysis and asthma complaints two days earlier. After the results of his examination Hb: 3.6 gr/dl, Htc:10.3%, Üre:131 mg /dl, kreatini: 7.7 mg/dl, pH: 7.41, pO2: 55 mmHg, pCO2:33 mmHg, and being diagnosed as alveolar consolidation on lung X-ray, he was taken to the intensive care unit with a diagnosis of a massive alveolar hemorrhagei. He was intubated and attached to mechanical ventilation. He was treated with parenteral 1 mg/kg/ day methylprednisolone and, siklofosfamid 2 mg/kg/day. He was extubated on the 21st day. He was taken to the chest service department on 24th day. He is still being treated.

Keywords : Wegener Granulomatosis, massive alveolar hemorrhage

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