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Has anyone ever heard of the disease wegeners granulamatosis?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Yes

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.

In brief: Yes

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.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is good advice. Wegener's is uniformly fatal if untreated. It cannot be cured, but it often goes away on its own after a few years, allowing medications to be tapered and discontinued.
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