granulomatosis siderotica


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granulomatosis

 [gran″u-lo″mah-to´sis]
any condition involving the formation of multiple granulomas.
allergic granulomatosis churg-strauss syndrome.
eosinophilic granulomatosis Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Langerhans cell granulomatosis Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
lymphomatoid granulomatosis a multisystem disease involving predominantly the lungs, skin, central nervous system, and kidneys, caused by invasion and destruction of vessels by atypical lymphoreticular cells. Many affected patients develop frank lymphoma. It usually affects males, and the most frequent presenting symptoms are cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Extrapulmonary manifestations are common, with skin lesions being present in many cases.
granulomatosis sidero´tica a condition in which brownish nodules are seen in the enlarged spleen.
Wegener's granulomatosis a multisystem disease chiefly affecting males, characterized by necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis involving the upper and lower respiratory tracts, glomerulonephritis, and variable degrees of systemic, small vessel vasculitis, which is generally considered to represent an aberrant hypersensitivity reaction to an unknown antigen.

gran·u·lo·ma·to·sis si·de·ro·t'i·ca

a form in which firm, brown foci that contain iron pigment (Gamna bodies) are present in an enlarged spleen.