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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), also known as GPA, 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 (Wegener's) (National Library of Medicine)  
    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), also known as GPA, is a rare disease. It is a type of vasculitis, or inflammation ...
  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. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's) (American College of Rheumatology)  
    ... this form of vasculitis are common. What is Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)? Most commonly, GPA affects the sinuses, lungs and ... resolve organ injury in many instances. What causes Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)? The cause of GPA is unknown. Who gets ...
  8. ... 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 ...
  9. ANCA / MPO / PR3 Antibodies Test (American Association for Clinical Chemistry)  
    ... with the production of ANCA: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener granulomatosis) Microscopic polyangiitis Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg Strauss ...
  10. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA): Know the Signs (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
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