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The purpose of this protocol is to continue to treat patients with Wegener's granulomatosis who have already entered the study, and to treat new patients. The investigators will attempt to correlate the clinical response with specific immunosuppressive effects of drug administration. The investigators are accumulating data on the optimal duration and side effects of therapy.
The purpose of the protocol is to continue to treat patients with Wegener's granulomatosis who have already entered the study, and to treat new patients. The investigators will attempt to correlate the clinical response with specific immunosuppressive effects of drug administration. The investigators are accumulating data on the optimal duration and side effects of therapy.
Age Range: greater than 1 year
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Primary Purpose: Treatment
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:59:43-0400
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