A 33-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

can you tell me what wegeners vasculitis?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 with strong medications by specialists. The eyes, ears, throat, lungs and kidneys are the usual targets. Wegener's greatness as a physician is tarnished by his having served the third reich, though not in the death camps; some avoid his name.
Answered on Mar 28, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is a serious systemic vasculitis characterized by inflammatory in medium-sized arteries. Clinical manifestation often start with chronic sinusiti ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of b ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Blood vessel disease: Vasculitis refers to inflammation of blood vessels and can refer to capillaries, veins and all sizes of arteries. It can range from minor/moderate to ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Vasculitis, an inflammation of small or microscopic blood vessels or medium and large arteries is a very serious illness. Can cause joint paina , and ... Read More
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month