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Prognosis

More than three-quarters of people with Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's) survive for five years or longer after diagnosis.

With treatment, most people with the condition enter remission. However, as many as half will relapse when medication is reduced or stopped. Those who do not relapse may remain in remission for many years, often without needing more medication.

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