Cocaine abuse may be associated with a destructive nasal and pharyngeal process felt to be due to ischemia secondary to vasoconstriction. This report is the first to document a necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis associated with nasal destruction and an oronasal fistula in a chronic cocaine user. Cocaine is an environmental insult that may play a role in triggering cerebral and non-cerebral vasculitis including a necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis of the respiratory tract.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
- Granulomatous vasculitis