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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. Ki-Hon Lin
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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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Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

Can breast lump be caused by wegener's granulomatosis? What are the other symptoms?

No, not likely: Wegner's causes nasal and sinus problems and respiratory symptoms like cough and lung nodules. It affects kidneys which shows up as rising creatinine and abnormal urinalysis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: granulomatosis?

What is the definition or description of: granulomatosis?

Granulomatosis is : 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 processes such as sarcoidosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for wegener's granulomatosis?

What are the tests for wegener's granulomatosis?

ANCA and biopsy: The most useful blood test is an anca with titer and pattern, and pr3/mpo confirmation. Biopsy of the affected tissue is also important. Imaging studies of the lungs and sinuses can be useful as well as blood and urine tests looking for kidney damage. Finally, EMG might be needed if there is concern for nerve damage. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of wegener's granulomatosis?

See details: The most common presenting symptom is a chronic sinusitis but there can be numerous other issues associated with wegener's including arthritis, pneumonia, eye problems, kidney disease and cardiac and neurologic issues. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms associated with wegener's granulomatosis?

What are the common symptoms associated with wegener's granulomatosis?

Rash sinus lung: It is called polyangiitis with granulomatosis and is different in different people. This problem is caused by inflammation in the blood vessels which go everywhere in the body. Common symptoms include rash, sinus inflammation, lung problems which can be manifest by a cough. The kidney can be involved also but often this is asymptomatic. We can see other sites like the eyes, nose, etc. ...Read more

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What is wegener's granulomatosis?

What is wegener's granulomatosis?

Wegener's: Granulomatosis is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. ...Read more

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Please advise what is wegener's granulomatosis?

Please advise what is wegener's granulomatosis?

Immune vasculitis: The antobodies found in the test and that cause the disease are directed against an antigen within neutrohils. Untreated, Wegener's (granulomatous angiitis for those who cannot forgive Dr. Wegener's being a German during WWII) is fatal. Nowadays it can be managed using cyclophosphamide and/or perhaps other powerful agents and most people eventually recover. ...Read more

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What is wegner's granulomatosis?

Serious condition: This is a very rare disease which is a form of vasculitis(inflammation of the blood vasculitis) it commonly causes, sinusitis, has associated lung nodules and is associated with varying degrees of kidney damage which can lead to kidney failures. But it is treatable, usually requiring chemotherapy(although it is not cancerous!). ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


Respiratory (Definition)

Respiratory is also known as Respiratory system. Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more