A granuloma is a clump of cells that forms when the immune system tries to fight off a harmful substance but cannot remove it from the body.
A necrotizing granuloma is an area of inflammation in which tissue has died. Necrotizing means dying or decaying.
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare disorder in which blood vessels become inflamed. This leads to damage in major organs of the body. ...Read Article Now Book Mark Article
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Review Date: 9/19/2021
Reviewed By: Debra G. Wechter, MD, FACS, General Surgery Practice Specializing in Breast Cancer, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.