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WEGNER'S GRANULOMATOSIS

Respiratory

WEGNER'S GRANULOMATOSIS

Now known as Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), it is a vasculitis that involves all of the following:
1. Affects the upper respiratory tract, paranasal sinuses & kidneys
2. Causes a granulomatous pulmonary vasculitis with large (sometimes cavitary) nodules
3. Causes a necrotizing glomerulonephritis
4. Sometimes, it is limited just to the lungs (called "limited" GPA)


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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