Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient with Wegener’s granulomatosis – case report

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 1

Abstract

Wegener’s granulomatosis is an autoimmune disease characterized by necrotizing granulomatous inflammation of small vessels. This condition concerns the upper and lower airways, kidneys, and eyes. In 50% of cases the disease affects skin, leading to the formation of non-healing skin ulcers. In this article, the case of a 23-year-old patient is presented who was diagnosed with Wegener’s granulomatosis on skin around the right outer ear, infiltration of the mucosa of the mouth and facial asymmetry. In treatment, apart from steroid pulses and immunosuppressive therapy, hyperbaric oxygen therapy was used, which led to a very good therapeutic effect, and total regression of skin lesions.

Authors and Affiliations

Emilia Kancik, Tomasz Mitrut, Andrzej Prystupa, Jacek Sompor, Jerzy Mosiewicz, Adam Nogalski

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Emilia Kancik, Tomasz Mitrut, Andrzej Prystupa, Jacek Sompor, Jerzy Mosiewicz, Adam Nogalski (2015). Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient with Wegener’s granulomatosis – case report. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(1), 4-6. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-58423