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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) can rapidly lead to death in people with multiple affected organs that do not get appropriate treatment.

With treatment, symptoms can go away for long periods. However, setbacks are common. Most people are in treatment and under a doctor's supervision for at least two years from the time of diagnosis.

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