Title

Dieulafoy's Lesion and Granulomatosis With Polyangitis

Division

Gulf Coast

Hospital

Corpus Christi

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

10-2019

Keywords

GI hemorrhages, hiatal hernia, ulcers

Disciplines

Digestive System Diseases | Gastroenterology | Internal Medicine | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

Commonly located in the proximal stomach, Dieulafoy's lesions are a result of small vessel dilation that can result in GI hemorrhages. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis, a systemic small-vessel vasculitis, usually involves the respiratory tract, kidneys, skin, and joints. Although GI symptoms are uncommon, previous cases have shown an association between Dieulafoy's lesions and other systemic vasculitides, including Buerger's disease and HSP. This case suggests a possible link between Dieulafoy's lesion and granulomatosis with polyangiitis.

Publisher or Conference

American Journal of Gastroenterology

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