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Dr. Kimberly Liang
19 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Like all autoimmune diseases, the cause is not really known, but likely a combination of genetic factors and environmental exposures (e.g., infections ... Read More

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Dr. Ted King
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Yes: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and oth ... Read More
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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
WG: Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is a rare disease that causes the walls of blood vessels to become inflamed (called vasculitis). This limits blood flow ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Granulomatosis is : A process associated with a tissue reacton involving monocytes and tissue macrophages. Clasically this was seen in infections, like tuberculosis and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Wegener's granulomat: Wegener's granulomatosis (Granulomatosis with polyangiitis) causes vasculitis ( inflammation blood vessels of nose, sinuses, throat, lungs & kidn ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Serious illness: Wegner's granulomatous angiitis is caused by antibodies against a particular protein in neutrophils. Once uniformly fatal, it is now usually managed w ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
48 years experience Rheumatology
Rheumatologist: Check with american college of rheumatology for a rheumatologist near you.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Lower than ever: The prognosis for wegener's is actually fairly good with the newer therapies. If the absence of severe kidney or neurologis involvement most patients ... Read More
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Dr. Chinelo Ikpeama
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If needed: Your primary care physician may be managing your disease well. However, if you are having constant flare-ups of lung and/or kidney diseases, along wit ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Anemia? cause ?Chemo: Anemia can be caused by blood loss or impaired production of red cells. Wegner's often requires treatment with a chemotherapy drug which can also be t ... Read More

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