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Will wegener's granulomatosis kill me if i don't get treatment?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Wegener's will not go away. It might take time but will ultimately cause severe lung and kidney problems, and death. Treatment can be very effective.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Wegener's is 100% fatal untreated, and it is not gentle or fast. Thankfully, the vast majority of people with wegener's get excellent results with today's treatments, and eventually the treated disease often remits.

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