The Pan-American Journal of Ophthalmology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis patient with retinitis as an initial manifestation


Valdez Melo Dos Anjos Filho, Mateus Pimenta Arruda, Marcio Augusto Nogueira Costa, Ever Ernesto Caso Rodriguez 
 Department of Ophthalmology of Penido Burnier Institute . Campinas, 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Valdez Melo Dos Anjos Filho
José Paulino Street, 159, Apartment 1007, Bosque, Campinas, São Paulo
Brazil

The German pathologist Friedrich Wegener described granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's Granulomatosis, in 1936. Lesions are inflammatory, and typically include vasculitis, necrosis, and granulomatous changes. Ocular symptoms may be the first manifestation of this disease in 16%–58% of cases. The ocular manifestations of GPA occur in the most diverse ways. Delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences for patients' vision, as can the preservation of the globe, in addition to other systemic involvement, which can be rapidly progressive in some cases, leading to long-term disability or mortality.


How to cite this article:
Anjos Filho VM, Arruda MP, Nogueira Costa MA, Caso Rodriguez EE. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis patient with retinitis as an initial manifestation.Pan Am J Ophthalmol 2022;4:36-36


How to cite this URL:
Anjos Filho VM, Arruda MP, Nogueira Costa MA, Caso Rodriguez EE. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis patient with retinitis as an initial manifestation. Pan Am J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];4:36-36
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