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What are the options for treating wegener's?

What are the options for treating wegener's?

Powerful stuff: Undertreat it and the patient dies. Today, most regimens are based around cyclophosphamide, and there are a host of other agents. I suspect that these work largely by lowering the neutrophil count, since these are the cells against which the immunity is actually directed. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/332622-treatment is pretty good, the alternate name is because Wegener was German in WW2. ...Read more

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What is wegeners?

What is wegeners?

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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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

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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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Can you die from werner syndrome?

Can you die from werner syndrome?

Yes: People with Werner's syndrome typically live to c. 54 years of age in the US, about 20 years less than you would expect. Vitamin C therapy may lengthen that lifespan, but it not clear yet that this is true. ...Read more

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How can I live with wegeners disease?

How can I live with wegeners disease?

Vasculitis: Wegeners granulomatosis now known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis is incurable vasculitis that effects the nose, lungs, and kidneys. It requires life long immunosupressant. With treatment five year survival is 87%. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of wegners disease?

What are symptoms of wegners disease?

Many.: Usually a disease of older folks with males and females equally affected. Typical presentation with fever, migratory joint pain, abdominal pain, hypertension, malaise, anorexia and weight loss. Prodromal symptoms may last for weeks to months. May develop bleeding from lungs, upper airway or kidneys. Confirmation by labs and tissue biopsy when possible. ...Read more

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What are the tests for werner syndrome?

What are the tests for werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

What are the symptoms of werner syndrome?

WERNER SYNDROME: Clinical DX is by appearance which are premature aging after puberty with hair thinning and development of conditions of old age like cataract, diabetes and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Could you give me information on wegeners?

Could you give me information on wegeners?

Autoimmunity rarity: Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare autoimmune condition that causes inflammation of blood vessels and tissues, usually the nose, mouth, ears, lungs, or kidneys. Untreated it was usually fatal in the past but new treatments have been developed that make this disease treatable. The doctor to see is a rheumatologist. See http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/wegeners-granulomatosis/basics/. ...Read more

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Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

Are there risk factors for werner syndrome?

It is genetic: It is caused by a rare recessive genetic mutation causing degeneration of the "telomere" part of the chromosome, leading to premature aging. Each parent of someone with the disease would have one copy of the gene and neither parent would be affected. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of wegener's granulomatosis?

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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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 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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Wegeners desease how long will you survive this illness?

Wegeners desease how long will you survive this illness?

Survival: 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 definition or description of: Werner syndrome?

Werner syndrome: Werner syndrome =adult progeria = a condition associated with premature aging. ...Read more

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How can someone live and cope with having wegeners disease?

Living with Wegeners: I am sorry about your diagnosis. Wegener's disease is hard. Incurable, the five-year survival is up to 87%. Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, sadly can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives of 30 years or more on treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wegener's granulomatosis?

Wegener's granulomat: Wegener's granulomatosis (Granulomatosis with polyangiitis) causes vasculitis (inflammation blood vessels of nose, sinuses, throat, lungs & kidneys). See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis/symptoms-causes/dxc-20167228 ...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 the average life span of a welder? (confined space, and high up)

What is the average life span of a welder? (confined space, and high up)

Sky's Limit: I know some pretty old welders. When I don't want to say I'm a doctor I say I'm a welder. Great fun. They've taught me some of the lingo. Seriously, diet, exercise, stress reduction you could outlive even these guys. Easy on alcohol. Stop smoking if you do. It's not the welding that will shorten your life. All the best. ...Read more

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How do you tell a family member their child should not run arround holding his weinee at 5?

How do you tell a family member their child should not run arround holding his weinee at 5?

HOLDING WEINEE: There's no malice at age 5. But if child is running around holding his weinee, tell them in a joking way that he is scared his weinee will fall or get lost? ...Read more

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I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that I look older than I really am. What should I do?

I think so I have werner syndrome. Everyone tells me that I look older than I really am. What should I do?

See a physician: Werner syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that appears in childhood and adolescents. Although premature aging is one of the features, there are many others including muscle and subcutaneous tissue loss, thickening of the skin (scleroderma changes), premature hair greying/baldness, skin ulcers. It should be diagnosed by a specialist, not by your friends. ...Read more

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Wegeners significance of + anca?

Wegeners significance of + anca?

Most are ANCA+!: Wegener's granulomatosis is part of a larger group of vasculitic syndromes, all of which feature an autoimmune attack by an abnormal type of circulating antibody termed ancas (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies) against small and medium-size blood vessels. Apart from wegener's, this category includes churg–strauss syndrome and microscopic polyangiitis. ...Read more

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Is weider fat burners effective?

Fat burner: There are many pages of ads for this product when one googles it. There is however no evidence it does what it says. It probably is effective at making money for its production company. It is unlikely to have 'fat burning' effect. ...Read more

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For how long does welder's keratitis last?

For how long does welder's keratitis last?

Usually 24 hours: This is a type of sunburn of the cornea from the ultraviolet radiation released from the welding arc and an unprotected eye. It starts about 4-5 hours after exposure and lasts 12 to 24 hours of misery until the corneal surface remakes itself. ...Read more

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Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Are progeria and werner syndrome the same?

Werner is a type: Werner syndrome is one type of progeria (premature aging syndromes), often called adult onset progeria because it doesn't show up until adulthood. ...Read more

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How much time does welder's keratitis last?

Photokeratitis: Also called snow blindness or welder's flash usually lasts a day or two. More severe cases can last longer. ...Read more

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Is progeria and werner syndrome the same thing?

Similar...: ...In the clinical features (accelerated aging) but werner syndrome is a bit less severe, and has a different genetic basis. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for a wegener's flare?

Yes: Rituxan (rituximab) has proven to be a very effective treatment for wegener's. I have been treating several patients with it for more than 4 years with excellent results. ...Read more