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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And on February 13, 2011, she received the call from the Freeman Hospital she had been waiting for and Ayesha made history to become the youngest in the world with Wegener's Disease to have a double lung transplant.
Ayesha sufferers from Wegener's Disease - a condition in which the body's immune system turns on its self, attacking tissue and inflaming blood vessels.
14 of complications from Wegener's disease at age 70.
Through this new joint research, scientists hope to create models that identify conditions associated with inflammation in blood vessels, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and Wegener's disease. Much of the research to date in vascular diseases has focused on identifying medications to help maintain disease remission.
Ayesha had spent months of her young life in hospital battling the rare Wegener's Disease, a condition which attacked her lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
Ayesha Ahmed, 15, suffers from Wegener's disease - an inflammation of the blood vessels where the immune system attacks its own body's tissues.