Wegener&’s granulomatosis

Wegener&’s granulomatosis
A granulomatous vasculitis characterized by upper and lower respiratory tract granulomas and necrotising focal glomerulonephritis. Usually associated with autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic protease 3 (c-ANCA).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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