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Wegener's granulomatosis can be missed out

Wegener's granulomatosis is a condition of unknown etiology which usually affects the upper respiratory tract, lungs and the kidneys. This condition can turn to be pretty fatal initial diagnosis is not made. It is difficult to diagnose and most of the times the diagnosis is missed as the patients presents with generalised symptoms such as fever with respiratory illness. The condition can most often be misdiagnosed as a case of pneumonia, lung cancer, sarcoidosis or as a fungal infection of the lung. An early chest ray followed by CT scan helps in coming to a quick diagnosis.

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