Wegener's granulomatosis


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Wegener's granulomatosis

[′vā·gə·nərz ‚gran·yə·lə·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
A rare disease of unknown causation characterized by necrotizing granulomas in the air passages, necrotizing vasculitis, and glomerulitis.
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Mitral valve involvement in Wegener's granulomatosis.
Wegener's granulomatosis is a systemic disorder but it can present in a limited form.
He said: "I was eventually put in an isolation ward and had a biopsy and my doctor said it was Wegener's granulomatosis.
Wegener's granulomatosis was the underlying diagnosis in the fourth case.
Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg said Brenda died of respiratory impairment, fractured vertebrae and Wegener's granulomatosis, adding: "The fracture led to her death.
Trigeminal trophic syndrome mimicking Wegener's granulomatosis.
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies in Wegener's granulomatosis recognize an elastinolytic enzyme.
Rituximab is at present approved for treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, but is also under study for rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Wegener's granulomatosis, myositis, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Realizing that charity begins at home, the committee designated portions of this year's poker run, which netted $3,800, to several people: a customer service technician at Skyline Telephone, who was diagnosed with Wegener's Granulomatosis, a rare disease in which a person's antibodies attack the body's immune system; to the trust funds of two children of Skyline Telephone's revenue accountant, who passed away last fall; and to the college fund of a Skyline Telephone linesman's son, whose mother passed away this year.
Wegener's granulomatosis and giant cell arteritis are extremely rare in India and Japan, but Takayasu arteritis is common.
He had taken early retirement from his position just over a year before his death on December 7, 1998, at age 57, of Wegener's granulomatosis, an extremely rare autoimmune disease.
The condition - Wegener's Granulomatosis - used to be rare in Britain, but cases have doubled over the last 10 years.