Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Kidney Infections Can Mimic AAV Symptoms, Case Study Finds

Blood vessels in the kidneys that swell due to an infection can mimic ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), making diagnosis and treatment of these two conditions challenging, a case study shows.  Identifying and treating infections associated with AAV are essential to helping patients, the researchers…

Fewer Relapses, Lower Steroid Doses After Dialysis in Japanese AAV Patients, Study Reports

Dialysis for Japanese patients with kidney disease triggered by ANCA-associated vasculitis led to fewer life-threatening relapses and reduced doses of immunosuppressive steroids, a long-term study suggests. The study, “Long‑term follow‑up characteristics of patients with anti‑neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)‑associated vasculitis (AAV) receiving chronic…