Epistaxis due to Wegener's granulomatosis in a pediatric patient

Don Hayes, Joseph A. Iocono, Jeffery S. Bennett, David Corey Lachman, Hubert O. Ballard

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Epistaxis is a common problem in children that typically is not severe and seldom requires hospitalization. The nose is a highly vascular structure with a large surface area; subsequently, it is highly predisposed to bleeding. Childhood vasculitides are very rare and are commonly diagnosed by characteristic lesions on imaging studies along with syndrome recognition by clinicians. We present a case of recurrent epistaxis that persisted over 3 months due to Wegener's granulomatosis in an adolescent that was misdiagnosed as a benign hemorrhage from Kiesselbach's plexus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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