Development of morbidity and mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis

The outcome of ANCA (antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody)-associated vasculitis (AAV) has been significantly improved due to the combined use of cyclophosphamide (CYC) and glucocorticosteroids. Recent studies demonstrated a normalization of life expectancy for several subgroups of AAV patients.

 The rest of the abstract is here.

What I say: As it says in this abstract, CYC and prednisone have stabilized patients; however, infection and cancer due to CYC use has caused problems for WG patients. There is a limit that the body can take when taking CYC.

Just something to keep in mind when you are taking meds.

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About Cyn Bagley

My life is a mixture of travel, jobs, and disease. You can find some of my novels on amazon.com under the name Cyn Bagley.
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