Wegener Granulomatosis (cont.)
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After treatment, symptoms of Wegener's granulomatosis can return. Most often, symptoms return within two years of the end of treatment with medications. People with Wegener's granulomatosis should continue to see the doctor regularly.
Some people may develop long-term kidney problems (renal failure) and may need dialysis (a process of medical filtering) or a kidney transplant.
There is no known way to prevent this disorder.
For More Information
MedlinePlus, Wegener's granulomatosis
Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC), a federally funded research investigation at four U.S. medical centers (Boston University School of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine) and source for clinical trials, specialists, and support groups
Wegener's Granulomatosis Association includes links to worldwide support groups
Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/15/2014
Sat Sharma, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
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