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Are there alternative treatments for granulomatosis with polyangiitis?

Clinical trials are underway to test new medications for the treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis. Some doctors are using a drug that reduces the number of B cells in the body. Since B cells contribute to inflammation, it is thought that reducing them will ease the restriction of blood vessels and increase blood flow. Speak with your doctor about clinical trials that may be a good fit for you.

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