Cardiovascular disease

Wegener's granulomatosis

(Granulomatosis with polyangiitis)

  • Also known as
  • GPA

About Wegener's granulomatosis

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.

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All Medications for Wegener's granulomatosis

  • Rituxan
    (rituximab)
    Prescription only

    Rituxan (Rituximab) is effective for treating multiple types of cancer and arthritis. That said, you'll need to watch for possibly serious side effects, especially infusion reactions.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Infusion (iv)
  • cyclophosphamide
    Prescription only

    As with all chemotherapy, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) has many side effects but is also very effective against different cancers.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Injection

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