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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a rare disease. It is a type of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation limits the flow of blood to important organs, causing damage. It can affect any organ, but it mainly affects the sinuses, nose, trachea (windpipe), lungs, and kidneys.

The cause of GPA is unknown. It can affect people at any age. Men and women are equally affected. It is more common in whites. Symptoms may include joint pain, weakness, tiredness, and cold symptoms such as a runny nose that doesn't get better. Doctors use blood tests, chest X-rays, and biopsies to diagnose GPA and rule out other causes of the symptoms.

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  1. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), previously known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is a rare disease. It is a type of vasculitis, or inflammation of the blood vessels. The inflammation limits the flow of blood ...
  2. Formerly: Wegener’s granulomatosis ... is unknown, but it is an autoimmune disorder . Wegener's granulomatosis is most common in middle-aged adults of ...
  3. Wegener's Granulomatosis (Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center)  
    ... are Wegener’s arteritis or Wegener’s disease . Who gets Wegener’s Granulomatosis? Wegener’s Granulomatosis is nearly equally distributed between the ... fungal, or other) has been identified. How is Wegener’s Granulomatosis Diagnosed? Whenever possible, it is important to confirm ...
  4. Wegener's Granulomatosis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  5. Wegener's granulomatosis is a disease that can affect many organ systems (systemic) and primarily causes lung (pulmonary) and ...
  6. ... with other medications to treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis) and microscopic polyangiitis which are conditions in which ...
  7. ... kidneys. This disorder is also commonly known as Wegener granulomatosis. A characteristic feature of GPA is inflammation of ... and may include treatment providers. Genetic Testing Registry: Wegener's granulomatosis Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center: How is Wegener's Granulomatosis ...
  8. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA): Know the Signs (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  9. Treating GPA and MPA: What Are the Options? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  10. Glossary of Vasculitis Terms (Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center)  
    ... in patients with some forms of vasculitis, particularly Wegener’s granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, and the Churg-Strauss syndrome. Anemia: ... simulates another. For example, the lung lesions of Wegener’s granulomatosis may be mimickers of tuberculosis. MRI Magnetic Resonance ...
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