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How do medications treat granulomatosis with polyangiitis?

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is primarily treated with medications. Doctors use corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation associated with the disease, and other drugs may be used to suppress the immune system. The medications used to treat GPA can cause severe side effects, so be sure to discuss this with your doctor.

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