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What are the options for treating wegener's?
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Not exactly.. Rituxan is now the drug of choice and it effects the CD 21 receptor on B lymphocytes.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Several
It really depends on the areas involved and the severity of that involvement.
Limited disease can often be treated with Methotrexate with or without low dose prednisone. For more significant disease Rituxan (rituximab) is very helpful. Major kidney or neurologic involvement may require initial treatment with Cytoxan or similar agents.

In brief: Several
It really depends on the areas involved and the severity of that involvement.
Limited disease can often be treated with Methotrexate with or without low dose prednisone. For more significant disease Rituxan (rituximab) is very helpful. Major kidney or neurologic involvement may require initial treatment with Cytoxan or similar agents.
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