Introduction: Wegener's granulomatosis


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Wegener's granulomatosis: Disease with granuloma growths in various body organs.

Wegener's granulomatosis: Wegener's granulomatosis is an uncommon disease, characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis). This inflammation results in a reduction of oxygen in the blood and damages vital organs of the body by restricting blood flow to those organs and destroying normal tissue. Although vasculitis can damage any organ system, Wegener's granulomatosis primarily affects the respiratory tract (sinuses, nose, trachea [windpipe] and lungs) and the kidneys. This disorder can occur at any age and strikes men and women equally. It is rare in African Americans compared to whites. The cause of Wegener's granulomatosis is not known.1

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1. excerpt from Wegener's Granulomatosis, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

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