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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

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Wegener's Granulomatosis (Definition)

Wegener's granulomatosis (Granulomatosis with polyangiitis) causes vasculitis ( inflammation blood vessels of nose, sinuses, throat, lungs ...Read more


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What is wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

What is wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

See details: It is a form of vasculitis effecting medium sized arteries and associated with a positive canca blood test. It usually begins as chronic sinusitis but with time can effect many other organ systems including eyes, heart, kidneys, joints, lungs and the nervous system. There are very effective treatments available. ...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 lymphomatoid granulomatosis?

What is lymphomatoid granulomatosis?

Granulomatosis: It is a lymphoproliferative disorder (lymphomatoid means lymphoma-like). The word granulomatosis denotes one of its microscopic character, polymorphic lymphoid infiltrates and focal necrosis within it. It usually involves lung, skin, and central nervous system. It is caused by the epstein barr virus (same virus causes mono). No proven treatment but research trials are being done at nih. ...Read more

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What is wegeners vasculitis?

What is wegeners vasculitis?

Disease or Syndrome?: Wegener's granulomatosis (wg), more recently granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener's) (gpa), is an incurable form of vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels) that affects the nose, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Due to its end-organ damage, it is life-threatening and requires long-term immunosuppression.[1] five-year survival is up to 87%, with some of the mortality due to toxicity of rx. ...Read more

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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 granulomatous disease?

What is granulomatous disease?

Chronically inflamed: Tissue due to infection, contains granules. If you were referring to CGD, chronic granulomatous disease, is a primary immune deficiency disorder where the white blood cells, phagocytes do not function well, resulting in chronic granulomatous inflammation in many organs secondary to infections with bacteria and fungi ...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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Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis, what is this?

Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis, what is this?

GMEM: Acute progressive disease of CNS characterized by fever, facial paralysis, nystagmus, head tilt, circling, & cervical pain, caused by lesions in Brainstem of dogs. ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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What is livedoid vasculitis, is it curable?

Livedoid vasculopath: Livedoid vasculopathy is a condition of clots in the microscopic vessels. It can result in another strange named condition called atrophie blanche. If the underlying cause, of which there are many (we think) can be identified and controlled, then the condition can also be controlled. ...Read more

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What's a good description of wegener's granulomatosis vasculitis?

Systemic vasculitis: Wegener's is a systemic vasculitis associated with the presence of specific blood tests known as a canca or pr3 antibodies. It usually presents as chronic sinusitis and more rarely pneumonia but can effect other areas of the body especially the kidneys, eyes, heart and nervous system. It is very serious but newer medications have provided effective treatment in most cases. ...Read more

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Could a bronchoscopy tell what caused wegener's granulomatosis?

Could a bronchoscopy tell what caused wegener's granulomatosis?

No it cannot: A bronchoscopy is useful for identifying that wegener's is affecting the lungs but it will not tell you the cause. Wegener's is in a class of conditions known as autoimmune. This is where the body does not recognize its own cells as being "self". In turn an immune response causes inflammation in the lungs, eyes and sinuses (the classic locatioins in the body to be affected by wegeners). ...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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What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

What is rheumatoid vasculitis?

Blood vetssel inflam: Blood vessel inflammation, usually associated with cryoglobulins. If you have this, you need complement studies, c2, c4, c3 and measurement of cryoglobulins. ...Read more

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What is histoplasmosis?

What is histoplasmosis?

Fungal infection: Histoplasmosis is an infection that is seen in people from the Midwest, caused by a fungus in the soil. It is also associated with bat droppings and bird droppings, so people cleaning roofs, renovating buildings, turning over soil in the Ohio and Mississippi river areas are at risk. It is extraordinarily rare in New York. ...Read more

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What is henoch-purpura deasease?

What is henoch-purpura deasease?

Blood vessels: An inflammation of blood vessels causing a rash, abdominal pain and kidney problems https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henoch%E2%80%93Sch%C3%B6nlein_purpura ...Read more

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What is granulomatous colitis?

What is granulomatous colitis?

Crohn's colitis: Colitis is inflammation of the colon; multiple causes. Granulomas are a type of cellular inflammatory reaction. Crohn's disease is characterized by granulomatous inflammation. Less common other causes include tuberculosis (different type of granuloma) and sarcoidosis. Ulcerative colitis (other ibd) affects lining of colon, may have very superficial granulomas, but not the same as crohn's. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Granulomatosis (Definition)

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