Wegener's granulomatosis: An uncommon type of inflammation of small arteries and veins (vasculitis) that classically involves the vessels supplying the tissues of the lungs, nasal passages (sinuses), and kidneys.
Wegener's granulomatosis usually affects young or middle-aged adults.
Symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, fever, shortness of breath, bloody sputum, joint pains, and sinus inflammation, sometimes with nasal ulcerations and bloody nasal discharge.
The diagnosis of Wegener's granulomatosis is confirmed by finding evidence of vasculitis and abnormal cellular formations called granulomas on biopsy of tissue involved by the inflammatory process.
Wegener's granulomatosis is a serious disease. Without treatment, it can be fatal within months. Treatment is directed toward stopping the inflammation process by suppressing the immune system.
Wegener's granulomatosis â€” Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment of this inflammatory disease.
Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare disorder in which blood vessels become inflamed, making it hard for blood to flow.
First Description Who gets Wegenerâ€™s Granulomatosis (the â€œtypicalâ€ patients)? Classic symptoms of Wegenerâ€™s Granulomatosis What causes Wegenerâ€™s Granulomatosis?
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