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any condition involving the formation of multiple granulomas.
allergic granulomatosis churg-strauss syndrome.
eosinophilic granulomatosis Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
Langerhans cell granulomatosis Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
lymphomatoid granulomatosis a multisystem disease involving predominantly the lungs, skin, central nervous system, and kidneys, caused by invasion and destruction of vessels by atypical lymphoreticular cells. Many affected patients develop frank lymphoma. It usually affects males, and the most frequent presenting symptoms are cough, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Extrapulmonary manifestations are common, with skin lesions being present in many cases.
granulomatosis sidero´tica a condition in which brownish nodules are seen in the enlarged spleen.
Wegener's granulomatosis 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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Any condition characterized by multiple granulomas.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
granulomatosisAny condition characterized by multiple nodules or granulomas. See Bronchocentric granulomatosis, Lymphomatoid granulomatosis, Necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis, Wegener's granulomatosis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Any condition characterized by the presence of granulomas.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
granulomatosisAny disease featuring multiple granulomas.
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