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Is there a cure for granulomatosis with polyangiitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is treated successfully in the majority of cases, but there is no "cure." Early detection is vital to a good prognosis. Medications can make symptoms go away (remission). However, the disease may flare up again in the future—about 50 percent of people with GPA will experience a relapse—and medications may be needed for life.

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