Wegener granulomatosis (WG) is an idiopathic, nonneoplastic, aseptic, necrotizing disease characterized by vasculitis and destructive properties.
What does WG stand for?
WG stands for Wegener Granulomatosis
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We have 16 other meanings of WG in our Acronym Attic
- Water & Gas
- Water Gauge
- Water Generation
- Wave Guide
- Wavelength Graph
- Wayne Gretzky (hockey player)
- Weapons Grade
- Weather Group (USAF)
- Weather Gun (Trevor Constable's rainmaker)
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While a case with RA has been evaluated before the TNF alpha antagonist treatment, the presence of respiratory symptoms and bilateral cavitary lung lesions led to further investigations and was diagnosed as accompanying Wegener granulomatosis.
To the Editor: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs)  are associated with small-vessel vasculitis (SVV), such as Wegener granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, and ChurgStrauss syndrome (l).
Wegener granulomatosis with massive intracerebral hemorrhage: remission of disease in response to rituximab.
81 ANCA positive, % + 60 FANA, % - 0 Lung involvement, % + 100 Paranasal sinuses involvement, % - 80 Renal involvement, % + 60 Eye involvement, % - 20 Biopsy, % + 80 Prednisolone use, % + 100 Cyclophosphamide use, % + 80 Azathioprine use, % - 20 ANCA--anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies, CRP - C-reactive protein, CVD - cerebrovascular disease, FANA- fluorescent antinuclear antibody, HDL - high density lipoprotein, HMG-CoA - 3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl coenzyme A, WG - Wegener granulomatosis Table 2.
For nearly 15 years, Crowley has battled Wegener Granulomatosis, an auto-immune disease that attacks internal organs.