About 5 years later, Friedrich Wegener
, a German pathologist, described a similar clinical presentation in three patients.
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly known as Wegener granulomatosis, (1) is an autoimmune vasculitis that affects multiple organ systems and was first described in 1936 by Friedrich Wegener
Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is an immunologically mediated uncommon multi-system disorder, first described by Friedrich Wegener
Detailed description of the disease was given by Friedrich Wegener
in 1936 and 19393,4.
The condition was not formally described until 1936 when a landmark presentation was published in the Proceedings of the German Pathological Society by Dr Friedrich Wegener
describing 3 patients with a systemic illness affecting the upper and lower respiratory tract and renal system .
WEGENER'S granulomatosis is named after German doctor Friedrich Wegener
, who described the disease in 1936.
It was first described by Heinz Klinger in 1931, followed by other investigators, including Rossle in 1933, Friedrich Wegener
in 1936 and 1939, and Ringertz in 1947.