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Wegener Granulomatosis (cont.)

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Follow-up

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.

Prevention

There is no known way to prevent this disorder.

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Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is a multisystem disease characterized by necrotizing granuloma of the upper and lower respiratory tracts, disseminated vasculitis, and glomerulonephritis.

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