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Could you give me information on wegeners ?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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/.

In brief: 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/.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. William Lages
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: A vasculitis

Wegeners is a vasculitis with granuloma formation involving the upper and lower respiratory systems, and vasculitic involvement of the kidneys and other organs.
It causes granulomatous destruction of the nose, sunuses, and lungs.. Treatment is often successful and often requires maintenance . Prednisone, rituimab, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide)and other agents are used depending on severity. A Rheumatologist treats.o

In brief: A vasculitis

Wegeners is a vasculitis with granuloma formation involving the upper and lower respiratory systems, and vasculitic involvement of the kidneys and other organs.
It causes granulomatous destruction of the nose, sunuses, and lungs.. Treatment is often successful and often requires maintenance . Prednisone, rituimab, cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide)and other agents are used depending on severity. A Rheumatologist treats.o
Dr. William Lages
Dr. William Lages
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