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Can I develop granulomatosis with polyangiitis as an adult?

The majority of cases of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, occur in adults. Primarily, middle-aged adults, ages 30 to 50, are affected. It is more prevalent in Caucasians and much rarer in African-Americans. If you are experiencing the symptoms of GPA, make an appointment to see your doctor.

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