News

Radiotherapy Should Be Done Carefully on GPA Patients with Cancer to Avoid Complications, Case Study Suggests

The use of radiation therapy on granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) patients with cancer should be done with caution to avoid potential complications, a case report suggests. The study, “Lower cranial nerve palsy during radiotherapy for glottic cancer in a patient with Wegener’s granulomatosis: An interesting case report,” appeared in…

ANCA Testing Useful but Not Sufficient for AAV Diagnosis in Patients with Neurological Symptoms, Study Says

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA) testing is useful for the early diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) in patients with central nervous system symptoms, allowing for timely treatment and a better prognosis, but a positive ANCA test could also mean several things besides vasculitis, a review study reports. About 5-15 percent of…