Wegener’s Granulomatosis – a Case Report

Authors: D. Hejcmanová ;  V. Koblížek 1;  J. Ruta 1;  E. Rencová ;  O. Renc 2
Authors‘ workplace: Oční klinika LF a FN, Hradec Králové přednosta prof. MUDr. P. Rozsíval, CSc. ;  Plicní klinika LF a FN, Hradec Králové přednosta doc. MUDr. F. Salalajka, CSc. 1;  Radiologická klinika LF a FN, Hradec Králové přednosta prof. MUDr. P. Eliáš, CSc. 2
Published in: Čes. a slov. Oftal., 63, 2007, No. 1, p. 55-62


Authors present an unusual eye finding in a 56 years old patient with Wegener’s granulomatosis, who was followed up at the Department of Pulmonary Diseases, School of Medicine Hospital, Hradec Králové (Königgrätz), Czech Republic. From the point of view of the internal medicine, there are granulomas of the upper and lower airways and renal affection (minimally LK form). It consists of the affections of lungs and bronchi (histologically verified), kidneys (erytrocytouria with normal functions), eyes (ophthalmoscopically verified), weight loss about 10 %, and possible nose involvement (suspect).

The eye finding consists of severe anterior and posterior scleritis bilaterally, protrusion of the eyeball, and restricted movement of the left eye temporally with diplopia, and changing retinal findings bilaterally with the final improvement of consequently appearing foci of the serous retinal detachment.

The paper demonstrates variety of ocular findings in Wegener’s granulomatosis, and simultaneously emphasizes the importance of multidisciplinary collaboration in diagnosis and treatment of this serious disease.

Key words:
Wegener’s granulomatosis, anterior and posterior scleritis

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