Wegener’s Granulomatosis


My grandmother recently passed away from Wegener’s in March 2008. She had went to a lung specialist for ten years or more with the diagnosis of COPD, even though she never smoked. I find that research does not know the cause and there really isn’t a genetic link. However, my grandmother’s brother died from Wegener’s a year before her. Is this a disorder that is often misdiagnosed or rather under diagnosed?


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Clifton Bingham, III, MD

About Clifton Bingham, III, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director - Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center