Wegener's granulomatosis

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noun Weg·e·ner's granulomatosis \ˈve-gə-nərz-\
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Wegener's

Definition of Wegener's granulomatosis

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  1. :  an uncommon disease of unknown cause that is characterized chiefly by inflammation of small vessels and granuloma formation especially in the respiratory tract and kidneys and typically has an onset between the ages of 40 to 65 Hearing loss is also associated with several vasculitides, most commonly with Wegener's granulomatosis … — Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, The New England Journal of Medicine, 1 Apr. 2010 Wegener's begins with inflamation of certain blood vessels. This leaves in its wake little mounds of dead tissue known as granuloma. — Paul G. Donohue, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News, 5 Dec. 1989 Symptoms of Wegener's granulomatosis include fatigue, fever, weight loss, runny nose, nosebleed, sinus pain, cough, shortness of breath, and skin sores. Left untreated, Wegener's granulomatosis can progress to life-threatening organ failure especially of the kidneys and lungs.

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1948

First Known Use of wegener's granulomatosis

1948


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Wegener's granulomatosis

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noun Weg·e·ner's granulomatosis \ˈveg-ə-nərz-\

Medical Definition of Wegener's granulomatosis

  1. :  an uncommon disease of unknown cause that is characterized chiefly by inflammation of small blood vessels and granuloma formation especially in the respiratory tract and kidneys and typically has an onset during the ages of 40 to 65 Symptoms of Wegener's granulomatosis include fatigue, fever, weight loss, runny nose, nosebleed, sinus pain, cough, shortness of breath, and skin sores. Left untreated, Wegener's granulomatosis can progress to life-threatening organ failure especially of the kidneys or lungs.

Biographical Note for wegener's granulomatosis

Wegener

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Friedrich

(1907–1990), German pathologist. Wegener first described Wegener's granulomatosis in 1936, issuing another report in 1939. The disease was actually first described by German pathologist Heinz Karl Ernst Klinger in 1931.


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