Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

AAV Patients at 7 Times Higher Risk for Infections, Study Finds

People with ANCA-associated vasculitis have about seven times the risk of developing an infection compared with individuals in the general population, a study found. The study, “Characterizing infection in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody–associated vasculitis: results from a longitudinal, matched-cohort data linkage study,” was published in the journal Rheumatology.

AAV Does Not Raise Healthcare Use, Mortality in Goodpasture’s Syndrome, Study Says

ANCA-associated vasculitis does not increase healthcare resource utilization or in-hospital mortality rates in patients with Goodpasture’s syndrome, a study reports. The study, “Impact of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis on Outcomes of Hospitalizations for Goodpasture’s Syndrome in the United States: Nationwide Inpatient Sample 2003–2014,” was published in the journal Medicina.

AAV Patients Treated with Immunosuppressive Therapy More Likely to Develop Infectious Complications

Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) treated with immunosuppressive agents have a higher risk of developing infectious complications, including pneumonia, sepsis, and fungal infection, a new study shows. The study, “Relationship Between Immunosuppressive Therapy and the Development of Infectious Complications Among Patients with Anti-neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-associated Vasculitis: A Single-center,…

Lung Ultrasound Accurately Detects Lesions in AAV, Study Shows

Lesions in the lungs caused by ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) are variable among patients, but lung ultrasound appears to be as good as computed tomography (CT) scans at detecting them, a study found. The study, “Utility of lung ultrasound in ANCA-associated vasculitis with lung involvement,” was published…