Iqra Mumal, MSc,  —

Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.

Articles by Iqra Mumal

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…