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Eye Disease Affects About a Fifth of ANCA-associated Vasculitis Patients, Study Finds

About a fifth of ANCA-associated vasculitis patients have an eye disorder known as inflammatory ocular disease, a Mayo Clinic study shows. The research, published in the journal Rheumatology, was titled “Clinical characteristics of inflammatory ocular disease in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis: a retrospective cohort study.” ANCA-associated vasculitis, or AAV, affects…

Changes in Circulating Immune Cells in AAV Linked to Kidney Damage

Although certain immune cells are present at lower levels in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), it is due to non-specific renal injury rather than the disease itself, study shows. The study, “Alterations in circulating lymphoid cell populations in systemic small vessel vasculitis are non-specific…

ANCA–Associated Vasculitis Occurs in Ethnic Groups Differently, Study Finds

Different types of ANCA-associated vasculitis occur in different ethnic groups, a study reports. The research, “Global ethnic and geographic differences in the clinical presentations of anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody􏰀associated vasculitis,” was published in the journal Rheumatology. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies-associated vasculitis, or AAV, refers to three…