Are there alternative treatments for Wegener's granulomatosis?

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Clinical trials are underway to test new medications for the treatment of Wegener's granulomatosis. Some doctors are using a drug that reduces the number of B cells in the body. Since B cells contribute to inflammation, it is thought that reducing them will ease the restriction of blood vessels and increase blood flow. Speak with your doctor about clinical trials that may be a good fit for you.

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Wegeners Granulomatosis

This rare disorder inflames the blood vessels, restricting blood flow to the upper respiratory tract, lungs, kidneys and other organs. No one knows what causes Wegeners granulomatosis. Although this disorder can be fatal, commonly ...

through kidney failure, early diagnosis and treatment can lead to a full recovery. Symptoms include nosebleeds, sinus pain, ear infections, a constantly runny nose, achy joints, skin sores, fever, weakness and loss of appetite. Treatment includes corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, plus supplements such as folic acid.
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