Wegener's granulomatosis - clinical-pathologic correlations and long-term course.

  title={Wegener's granulomatosis - clinical-pathologic correlations and long-term course.},
  author={Gerald B. Appel and Beatrice Gee and Michael Kashgarian and John P. Hayslett},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={1 1},
Although Wegener's granulomatosis is a relatively well defined clinical-pathologic entity, there are few long-term reports of large numbers of patients followed at a single institution. This has hindered appreciation of the diagnosis, management, and course of the syndrome. We report an analysis of 18 patients followed at one medical center. Delay in treatment can be obviated by awareness of this potential diagnosis in any patient with combined respiratory and renal manifestations. Biopsy of… CONTINUE READING