Author Archives: Catarina Silva, MSc

ANCA Testing Useful but Not Sufficient for AAV Diagnosis in Patients with Neurological Symptoms, Study Says

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA) testing is useful for the early diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) in patients with central nervous system symptoms, allowing for timely treatment and a better prognosis, but a positive ANCA test could also mean several things besides vasculitis, a review study reports. About 5-15 percent of…