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How can I live with wegeners disease?

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Dr. Jeffrey DeCaprio
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Vasculitis

Wegeners granulomatosis now known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis is incurable vasculitis that effects the nose , lungs , and kidneys.
It requires life long immunosupressant. With treatment five year survival is 87%.

In brief: Vasculitis

Wegeners granulomatosis now known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis is incurable vasculitis that effects the nose , lungs , and kidneys.
It requires life long immunosupressant. With treatment five year survival is 87%.
Dr. Jeffrey DeCaprio
Dr. Jeffrey DeCaprio
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Wegener's

Although wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is incurable, five-year survival is up to 87%, as dr decaprio said.
Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, unfortunately can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives on treatment.

In brief: Wegener's

Although wegener's granulomatosis with polyangiitis is incurable, five-year survival is up to 87%, as dr decaprio said.
Since this is an average number, some will live longer. The treatment is immunosupression, which is life saving, but it does also have some toxicity which, unfortunately can also be fatal. Happily, there are many people who are currently living quite normal lives on treatment.
Dr. Ted King
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