Tuesday, September 25, 2018

27 September 2018: Name change for Wegener's granulomatosis


We are in the process of changing the terminology of Wegener's granulomatosis on our website to granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's). The eponym was formally renamed in 2012 by the Chapel Hill Consensus criteria (see J Am Soc Nephrol 2011;22:587, Isr Med Assoc J 2007;9:207, Am J Gastroenterol 2018 Jul 16 [Epub ahead of print], J Clin Neurosci 2015;22:642). Friedrich Wegener had Nazi ties similar to Hans Reiter, which is why Reiter's disease was replaced years ago by reactive arthritis.

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