55-Year-Old Man With Purpura and Foot Pain

Cullen, Michael W.; Kennedy, Cassie C.; Specks, Ulrich
January 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2008, Vol. 83 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
Case Study
A case study of a 55-year-old man with ankle pain and swelling is presented. The patient had been in his normal state of health until 2 weeks, when he noticed difficulty walking, left knee pain and a sore throat with dysphagia. With a series of physical examinations and medical screening, it has been found that the patient has Wegener's granulomatosis, an idiopathic, systematic, small-vessel vasculitis.


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