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J Korean Rheum Assoc. 2009 Jun;16(2):150-155. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4078/jkra.2009.16.2.150
Ha DC , Yoon J , Cho SW , Jeong JI , Kim JY , Kim HG , Eom DW , Kim SS .
Department of Interna Medicine1, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. drkiss@korea.com
Department of Urology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea.
Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare disease that pathologically causes necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis in the arterioles and venules and it can invade the whole body. In addition, it is difficult to distinguish between a nontuberculous mycobacteria infection that shows manifestations of granuloma and Wegener's granulomatosis. There has been no reported on a patient who had the 2 abovementioned two diseases at the same time. A 69 year old male patient had Wegener's granulomatosis that had invaded the prostate. He also had a scrotal swelling and back pain. He had manifestations of granulomatous infection on the scrotum and spine biopsies. However, there was no clinical evidence of Wegener's granulomatosis. As a result, we examined him for other diseases that can cause a granuloma. Consequently, he was also diagnosed as suffering with a nontuberculous mycobacteria infection. We report here on this case and we review the relevant medical literature.

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