Wenn der Schnupfen lebensgefährlich wird: Rezidivierende Sinusitis und Mastoiditis als Beginn einer Systemerkrankung

Translated title of the contribution: When a Cold Becomes Life-threatening

Research output: Journal article (peer-reviewed)Journal article


A 30-year-old woman presented with remitting upper airway infections. Over time she developed mastoiditis resistant to antibiotics, arthritis of her ankle as well as multilocular arthralgias and a livid discoloration of her fingertips. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her chest revealed a cavernous process and c‑ANCA (Anti Neutrophilen Cytoplasmatic Antibody) positivity led to the diagnosis granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener's). In line with literature reports, rituximab and cortisosteroid therapy quickly induced remission.

Translated title of the contributionWhen a Cold Becomes Life-threatening
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalRheuma plus
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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