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Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

Causes of wegeners granulomatosis and treatment?

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, chemicals, pollutants). Treatment depends on how severe disease it is. Typically steroids (e.g. Prednisone) and if severe, Cytoxan or rituxan. If limited disease (just nasal/upper airway involvement), Methotrexate may be sufficient. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Granulomatosis (Definition)

Granulomatosis is also known as Wegener's Granulomatosis. A process associated with a tissue reacton involving monocytes and tissue macrophages. Clasically this was seen in infections, like tuberculosis and some fungal processes. It is also seen and inflammatory and reactive ...Read more


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Has anyone ever heard of the disease wegeners granulamatosis?

Has anyone ever heard of the disease wegeners granulamatosis?

Yes: Wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression. Five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of treatment. Since that is an average figure, some will live longer. ...Read more

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What is the disease wegeners granulamatosis in kids?

What is the disease wegeners granulamatosis in kids?

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 to tissues and can affect any organ. WG is a type of autoimmune disease. This means the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

What is the mortality rate of a wegeners patient under treatment?

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 do well. ...Read more

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I have wegeners , complete with nasal and palate perforations. I had acute renal failure, am on treatment and having relapses. Odds for survival?

I have wegeners , complete with nasal and palate perforations. I had acute renal failure, am on treatment and having relapses. Odds for survival?

Fair to good: Acute kidney failure can be reversed in healthy individuals. Wagener's is present so recovery may never be complete. The only thing i know, other than your social drinking, about your medical history is your intake of cyclophosphamide. There are other medications like imuran, methotrexate, etc. Used in the treatment of wagener's that have promising positive results. Visit the mayo clinic. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for molluscum?

Molluscumrx: Molluscumrx is an alternative herbal treatment which slowly removes molluscum. Used twice daily for a few weeks, only slightly irritating. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Wegener's Granulomatosis (Definition)

Wegener's Granulomatosis is a medical condition in which the blood vessels supplying the nose, lungs, kidneys and other organs become inflamed. Symptoms include nose bleeds, difficulty ...Read more