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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 9153625, 3 pages
Case Report

A Case of Wegener’s Granulomatosis Presenting with Unilateral Facial Nerve Palsy

1Department of Neurology, Bangur Institute of Neurosciences, IPGMER, Kolkata 700025, India
2Department of Neurology, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India
3Department of Endocrinology, IPGMER, Kolkata 700020, India

Received 20 September 2015; Revised 29 February 2016; Accepted 8 March 2016

Academic Editor: Gerald S. Supinski

Copyright © 2016 Roy Ujjawal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Wegener’s granulomatosis or granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a necrotizing vasculitis affecting both arterioles and venules. The disease is characterized by the classical triad involving acute inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tracts with renal involvement. However, the disease pathology can affect any organ system. This case presents Wegener’s granulomatosis presenting with facial nerve palsy as the first manifestation of the disease, which is rarely reported in medical literature.