Author Archives: David Melamed

Cigarette Smoking Linked to Greater Likelihood of MPO-positive AAV

Cigarette smoking significantly increases the odds of developing ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), particularly the disease form with antibodies against the myeloperoxidade (MPO) protein, and this risk is stronger in people with greater cigarette exposure, a large database study reported. The study, “Association of Cigarette Smoking With Antineutrophil…