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Please advise what is wegener's granulomatosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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