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Study Reports First Case of GPA Involving Entire Gastrointestinal Tract

Mexican researchers reported for the first time a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) who experienced extensive, widespread gastrointestinal symptoms as the main manifestation of relapsing disease. The case was reported in the study, “Extensive Gastrointestinal Manifestations as the Main Relapsing Disease in Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis,” published…

Immunosuppressive Treatment of ANCA Vasculitis May Increase Patients’ Risk of Late-onset Pneumonia

Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis using an immunosuppressive therapy may be at risk of late-onset pneumonia caused by opportunistic Pneumocystis jirovecii infection, a new study suggests. The study, “Late-onset Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis,” was published in the journal Clinical Rheumatology. ANCA-associated vasculitis, or AAV, is characterized…

Microscopic Polyangiitis Can Develop After Pregnancy, Case Report Suggests

Microscopic polyangiitis with kidney manifestations, a subtype of ANCA-associated vasculitis, can develop in women after a pregnancy, a case report from Japan suggests. The study, “Microscopic polyangiitis necrotizing glomerulonephritis associated with pregnancy: case with a 20-year clinical course and review of the literature,” appeared in the journal…