Report of Wegener’s Granulomatosis With Early Oral Manifestations
Samar Z. Burgan
Dirasat, medical and
biological sciences, vol. 23 (2): 107-112, 1996.
Wegener’s granulomatosis is
a disease with high mortality if left untreated. Early diagnosis
and the initation of proper treatment is of great importance. A
25-years old male patient presented with gingival hyperplasia as
the initial presenting lesion of Wegener’s Granulomatosis. This
was followed shortly by nasal obstruction and epistaxis. Delay
in histological interpretation resulted in progression of the
disease into severe systemic vasculitis. Treatment with
prednisolone resulted in rapid and dramatic resolution of oral
and systemic manifestations. The role of the oral specialist in
early diagnosis of systemic diseases with oral manifestations
should be emphasized.