AAV Patients Have Greater Risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Venous Thromboembolism, Study Finds

Patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis carry a threefold higher risk for cardiovascular disease, and a eightfold greater risk for cerebrovascular accidents, compared to the general population, a long-term study shows. The study, “Risk of Cardiovascular Disease and Venous Thromboembolism Among Patients With Incident ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: A 20-Year Population-Based Cohort…

Chest Symptoms, Disease Activity at Diagnosis May Predict Risk of Hospital Infections in AAV, Study Suggests

Chest manifestations and disease activity at diagnosis may help predict the risk of  infections during hospital stays in patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), a retrospective study suggests. The South Korean study, “Birmingham vasculitis activity and chest manifestation at diagnosis can predict hospitalised infection in ANCA-associated vasculitis,”…

Distinct ANCA Autoantibodies Predict Different Organ Involvement, Outcomes in AAV, Study Shows

Classifying the specificity of ANCA autoantibodies may complement the currently used clinical classification system when predicting the course of disease and prognosis in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) patients with renal involvement, according to Spanish researchers. Indeed, ANCA specificity was seen to be better at predicting relapse than clinical classification.