Wegener's Granulomatosis

Wegener's Granulomatosis

Last Reviewed : 12/29/2020
Wegener's Granulomatosis

Wegener’s Granulomatosis or Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis is a disorder characterized by inflammation of blood vessels in various organs of the body. Usually small and medium sized blood vessels are affected. Upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys are the common organs affected, however, any organ may get affected with this disorder. Symptoms depend on the type of the organ involved. When respiratory tract is involved, cough, nasal discharge and shortness of breath are the common symptoms. When kidneys are involved there may be leg swellings, blood in the urine or protein in the urine. Diagnosis is usually made by obtaining a tissue sample of the organ involved. Treatment is usually given with steroids. Immunosuppressants are commonly used along with steroids.

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.


Basic information:

http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/education/forms/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-gpa-wegeners/ vasculitis foundation – granulomatosis with polyangiitis (gpa/wegener’s)

https://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/granulomatosis_with_polyangiitis_(wegener_s)/ american college of rheumatology – granulomatosis with polyangiitis (wegener’s)

http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/gpa/pages/default.aspx national institute of allergy and infectious diseases – granulomatosis with polyangiitis

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/wegeners-granulomatosis/basics/definition/con-20028113 mayo clinic - wegener’s granulomatosis

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000135.htm medline plus - wegener’s granulomatosis

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_wegeners_granulomatosis cleveland clinic - wegener’s granulomatosis


Advanced information:

http://www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/types-vasculitis/wegeners-granulomatosis/ the johns hopkins vasculitis center – wegener’s granulomatosis

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/musculoskeletal_and_connective_tissue_disorders/vasculitis/granulomatosis_with_polyangiitis_gpa.html the merck manual - granulomatosis with polyangiitis (gpa)



http://www.nature.com/nrrheum/journal/v2/n4/full/ncprheum0139.html nature clinical practice rheumatology – therapeutics of wegener’s granulomatosis

http://www.jabfm.org/content/16/6/555.full journal of the american board of family medicine – wegener granulomatosis – case report and brief literature review

http://www.the-rheumatologist.org/details/article/1066265/the_granulomatosis_of_wegeners.html the rheumatologist - the granulomatosis of wegener’s


Related topics:

https://jrheum.com/subscribers/07/12/2323.html the journal of rheumatology – venous thromboembolism in wegener’s granulomatosis


Other journal articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/wegeners-granulomatosis/overview.html the new york times – wegener’s granulamotosis


Other helpful resources:

http://www.wegeners-granulomatosis.com/forum/ wegener’s granulomatosis forum


Related videos

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=plvm9legtgjclcl98zpcchaex3ncatfouxyoutube – vasculitis awareness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpqmm_d-zk4youtube – wegener’s granulomatosis

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