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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Allen, "Multiple unusual manifestations of Wegeners granulomatosis: breast mass, micrangiopathic haemolytic anemia, consumptive coagulopathy, and low erythrocyte sedimentation rate," Arthritis Rheumatism, vol.
(4) PR3 is the most common antigen target for ANCA in Wegeners Granulomatosis. Other vasculitides that have been associated with SRSH include mixed cryoglobulinemia in hepatitis C infection.
Further tests revealed she was suffering from a rare autoimmune blood vessel disease, Wegeners Granulomatosis, which is a form of vasculitis.
The majority of patients with PICGN have kidney disease as a part of a systemic small vessel vasculitis including Wegeners granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis or as a part of renal limited vasculitis (no other organ involved except kidneys)5.
"It was only when my nose collapsed that any alarm bells rang, and doctors at Walsall Manor Hospital recognised I had this rare condition called Wegeners Granulomatosis."