Masked orbital abscess in Wegener's granulomatosis

Eye (Lond). 2007 Feb;21(2):246-8. doi: 10.1038/sj.eye.6702211. Epub 2006 Jan 13.

Abstract

Two patients with chronic Wegener's granulomatosis presented with worsening proptosis and visual acuity. Both patients had been maintained on long-term corticosteroids, which led to masking of the signs of orbital sepsis with potentially life-threatening implications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abscess / complications*
  • Administration, Oral
  • Aged
  • Chronic Disease
  • Exophthalmos / complications
  • Exophthalmos / pathology
  • Female
  • Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / complications*
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / drug therapy
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Orbital Diseases / complications*
  • Orbital Diseases / pathology
  • Orbital Diseases / surgery
  • Prednisolone / administration & dosage
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Visual Acuity / physiology

Substances

  • Glucocorticoids
  • Prednisolone