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WEGNER'S GRANULOMATOSIS-MANAGEMENT

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WEGNER'S GRANULOMATOSIS-MANAGEMENT

1. Treatment for GPA is aggressive because, without treatment, most patients die within 2 years.

2. To induce remission, use cyclophosphamide & corticosteroids usually for a minimum of 4-6 months.

3. Methotrexate and azathioprine are typically used for maintenance therapy.


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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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