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Should I talk to my doctor about symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis?

If you have a runny nose that won't clear up, a chronic sinus infection that is not responding to over-the-counter remedies, or other severe nose or throat symptoms, you should definitely see your doctor. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis, may be difficult to diagnose because symptoms match other diseases, but your primary care doctor can direct you to an appropriate specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical with GPA. Allowed to progress, GPA can cause irreparable damage to your internal organs.

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