Author Archives: Alice Melão

ANCA-Associated Vasculitis can Result in Appendicitis Without Other Systemic Symptoms, Case Report Shows

Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis can result in inflammation of the appendix — commonly known as appendicitis — without any additional systemic symptoms, researchers report for the first time. The finding highlights the diverse effects of this autoimmune disorder and the importance of careful patient evaluation for adequate diagnosis…

Major Infections Are Main Cause of Death in AAV Patients, Study Finds

Major infections are the main cause of poor long-term outcomes and death in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, a Spanish study found. The study, “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Major Infections In Patients with Anca-associated Vasculitis. Influence on The Disease Outcome,” was published in…