In-depth

Causes

Ear infection (middle ear)

Symptoms

Fatigue

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Runny nose

Shortness of breath

Unexplained weight loss

Wheezing

Tests and diagnosis

Chest X-rays

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

Urinalysis

Treatments and drugs

Kidney transplant

Aug. 08, 2017
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Granulomatosis with polyangiitis