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Wegener's Granulomatosis

definition

A multisystem disease chiefly affecting males, characterized by necrotizing granulomatous vasculitis involving the upper and lower respiratory tracts, glomerulonephritis, and variable degrees of systemic, small vessel vasculitis, which is generally considered to represent an aberrant hypersensitivity reaction to an unknown antigen. (Dorland, 27th ed)

synonyms

Wegener's Granulomatosis, Wegener-Klinger Syndrome, Malignant Granulomatous Angiitis

UMLS

Disease, Klinger's, GRANULOMATOSIS, NECROTIZING RESPIRATORY, Granulomatosis, necrotizing, respiratory, GRANULOMATOSIS, WEGENER, Granulomatosis, Wegeners, Granulomatosis, Wegener's, Granulomatosis, Wegener's necrotizing respiratory, Klinger's disease, Nec respiratory granulomatos, Necrotising respiratory granulomatosis, Necrotizing respiratory granulomatosis, Syndrome, Wegener's, Wegener Granulomatosis, Wegeners granulomatosis, Wegener's Granulomatosis, Wegener's granulomatosis or syndrome, Wegener's syndrome

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