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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…