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Is granulomatosis with polyangiitis serious?

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, is very serious. Left untreated, 90 percent of people with the disease will develop kidney failure. GPA can cause respiratory complications, irreversible organ damage, hearing loss, and heart attacks. If you are experiencing any symptoms of GPA, contact your doctor. Early detection is key to successful treatment.

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