Jan willem Cohen Tervaert

Jan willem Cohen Tervaert
Maastricht University | UM

MD, PhD

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Introduction More than one million breast augmentation procedures using silicone breast implants (SBI) have been performed worldwide. Adverse events of SBI include local complications such as pain, swelling, redness, infections, capsular contracture, implant rupture and gel-bleed. Furthermore, patients experience systemic symptoms such as chronic f...
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Essure (TM, Bayer; Leverkusen, Germany) may act as a potential cause of autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome by adjuvants (ASIA). Essure is a device hysteroscopically inserted into the fallopian tubes to elicit a local inflammatory response for permanent sterilization. Patients with ASIA present with a constellation of symptoms including fatigue, cogni...
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Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between disease activity in adult patients with dermatomyositis (DM) and other biomarkers of disease activity such as C-reactive protein creatinine kinase and nailfold video capillaroscopy (NVC). Methods: We performed a prospective single center study of 15 adult patients with DM....
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Objective: Mepolizumab proved efficacious for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, former Churg-Strauss) at the dosage of 300mg/4 weeks in the randomized controlled MIRRA trial. Few successful real-life experiences with the dosage approved for severe eosinophilic asthma (100mg/4 weeks) were recently reported. We retrospectively ass...
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Introduction Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAVs) are a group of rare heterogeneous diseases characterized by blood vessel inflammation resulting in organ destruction and death. Although various treatment strategies have resulted in marked improvement in vasculitis-specific outcomes, many patients with AAV...
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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has resulted in significant morbidity and mortality across the world, with no current effective treatments available. Recent studies suggest the possibility of a cytokine storm associated with severe COVID-19, similar to the bio...
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The spectrum of inflammatory blood vessel diseases includes both atherosclerosis and the primary systemic vasculitides. Although the inciting triggers differ, significant overlap exists in the mechanisms that contribute to sustained inflammation and vascular damage in both entities. With improvement in therapeutics to control acute vasculitis leadi...
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T follicular helper (TFH) cells are a heterogeneous subset of immunocompetent T helper (TH) cells capable of augmenting B cell responses in lymphoid tissues. In transplantation, exposure to allogeneic tissue activates TFH cells increasing the risk of the emergence of de novo donor-specific HLA-antibodies (dnDSA). These can cause antibody-mediated r...
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Cognitive impairment is frequently reported by silicone breast implant (SBI) patients. The aim of our study is to investigate whether subjective cognitive failure indeed is more frequent in a cohort of SBI patients compared with healthy controls (HCs). Furthermore, the severity of this cognitive failure and a possible relation to other symptoms as...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread hospitalisations and deaths around the world. As patients with rheumatic diseases generally have increased risk of infections and complications, understandably, there is significant concern of the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on these patients. However, there is a paucity of data in rheumatic patients. We re...
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The most common peripheral nervous system manifestations in Sjogren’s syndrome are small fiber sensory neuropathies (SFPN) and axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathies. Currently, treatment in small fiber neuropathy is mainly symptomatic and based on anti-depressors and anti-epileptics. The benefit of treatment with polyvalent immunoglobulins for SFPN...
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The global pandemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)–driven coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused unprecedented human death and has seriously threatened the global economy. Early data suggest a surge in proinflammatory cytokines in patients with severe COVID-19, which has been associated with poor outcomes. W...
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In order to understand the vasculitis journey from the patient's perspective, the existing literature was reviewed regarding patient perceptions of vasculitis' effect on four main domains of health: physical, psychological, social, and financial. A scoping review was performed using CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, PsychINFO, and other sources (smaller dat...
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Objective: In 2015, the Canadian Vasculitis Research Network (CanVasc) created recommendations for the management of antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) in Canada. The current update aimed to revise existing recommendations and create additional recommendations, as needed, based on a review of new available evide...
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When facing an acute viral infection, our immune systems need to function with finite precision to enable the elimination of the pathogen, whilst protecting our bodies from immune-related damage. In many instances however this ‘perfect balance’ is not achieved, factors such as ageing, cancer, autoimmunity and cardiovascular disease all skew the imm...
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Background In giant cell arteritis, temporal artery biopsies often show vasculitis with giant cell formation, but optimal biopsy length for diagnosis is debated. We reviewed temporal artery biopsies from a 10-year period in the province of Alberta, Canada, to identify an ideal biopsy length in the diagnostic process for giant cell arteritis. Metho...
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This document follows up on a 2017 revised international consensus on anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA) testing in granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis and focuses on the clinical and diagnostic value of ANCA detection in patients with connective tissue diseases, idiopathic interstitial pneumonia, autoimmune liver...
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An international consensus on anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA) testing in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is presented. ANCA, specific for myeloperoxidase (MPO), can be detected in 30-35% of EGPA patients. MPO-ANCA should be tested with antigen-specific immunoassays in any patient with eosinophilic asthma and clinica...
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Background ANCA can be detected in sera from patients with autoimmune, inflammatory, infectious or neoplastic diseases. Objectives To issue a Consensus Statement on ANCA testing and interpretation beyond systemic vasculitis. Methods This Statement was prepared by a group of experts, based on the results of a comprehensive search in PubMed. Resul...
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Introduction: ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of life-threatening autoimmune conditions that require a combination of treatments for induction and maintenance therapy. High-dose glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide have traditionally been the mainstay of AAV treatment. During the last decade rituximab has proven to be an effective alter...
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Azathioprine (AZA), an oral immunosuppressant, is safe during pregnancy. Some reports suggested different impairments in the offspring of mothers with autoimmune diseases (AI) exposed in utero to AZA. These observations are available from retrospective studies or case reports. However, data with respect to the long-term safety in the antenatally ex...
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Purpose of review: ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of rare diseases characterized by blood vessel inflammation and the presence of circulating anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies recognizing proteinase-3 (PR3) (PR3-ANCA) or myeloperoxidase (MPO), MPO-ANCA. Recent findings: Historically, ANCAs have been used as biomarkers for di...
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Objectives: The activation and inhibition of T-cells has been well-studied under physiological conditions. Co-inhibition is an important mechanism to keep effector T-cells in check. Co-inhibitors mediate peripheral self-tolerance and limit the immune response. Dysfunctional co-inhibition is associated with loss of T-cell regulation and induction of...
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Purpose of Review Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by vascular complications, endothelial cell injury with subsequent dysfunction. Nailfold video capillaroscopy (NVC) is a non-invasive and reliable point-of-care method that can be used to directly visualize microscopic digital capillaries and monitor patient...
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Rubber granules from old car tyres used in synthetic turf pitches contain a significant number of carcinogenic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals. In 2017 the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) concluded that the risks for children are negligible. However, their reports cont...
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Background and objectives: Cyclophosphamide has been the mainstay of treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis. However, cyclophosphamide has unfavorable side effects and alternatives are needed. Evidence suggests that mycophenolate mofetil can induce sustained remission in nonlife-threatening disease. The purpose of this study was to compare the ef...
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Objectives: Several epidemiological studies have investigated the link between silicone breast implants (SBIs) and autoimmune/rheumatic disorders, reporting inconsistent results. We aimed to evaluate the association between SBIs and the most clinically relevant autoimmune/rheumatic disorders using a large, population-based database. Methods: In...
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The relapse rate in antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) remains high, i.e. around 20%–21% at 5 years in thrombotic APS and 20–28% in obstetrical APS [2, 3]. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) appears as an additional therapy, as it possesses immunomodulatory and anti-thrombotic various effects [4–16]. Our group recently obtained the orphan designation of HCQ in...
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In the present review, recent findings regarding autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome by adjuvants (ASIA) are described. Patients with ASIA present with complaints such as fatigue, cognitive impairment, arthralgias, myalgias, pyrexia, dry eyes and dry mouth. During the last few years, it has been postulated that these symptoms in patients with foreign...
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Background: It is still unresolved whether there is a relationship between silicone breast implants (SBIs) and late-onset systemic sclerosis (SSc). Case description: A 83-year-old female was diagnosed with limited cutaneous SSc. During follow-up the presence of ruptured SBIs was confirmed. We provide a literature review concerning SBIs and devel...
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Primary antiphospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and antiphospholipid syndrome associated to lupus (SAPS) have several overlapping characteristics. As systemic manifestations are also reported in patients with PAPS, and as a subgroup of PAPS patients could evaluate to a SAPS, the differentiation between the two types of APS could be performed based on the...
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Background Previous reports have suggested an association between silicone breast implants (SBIs) and connective tissue disorders. However, several epidemiological studies have produced inconsistent results. Objectives To evaluate the association between SBIs and the most clinically relevant auto-immune diseases (ADs) using a large, population bas...
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Purpose of review: In antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies-associated vasculitis (AAV), the treatment of choice is either Rituximab or cyclophosphamide in combination with steroids. In less extended forms of AAV, however, less toxic regimens are being used.In the current review, we will focus on the role of one of these less toxic regimens, that...
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All observational studies showing the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis with statin use. (DOCX)
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Several sensitivity analyses to test the robustness of our findings. Legend: RA, rheumatoid arthritis; IR, incidence rate (per 10,000 person-years); HR, hazard ratio; CI, confidence interval aIncidence rate is calculated for each sensitivity analysis by dividing the number of events by the person time within each given recency of use. bAdjusted for...
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Study design sensitivity analyses. Index date: the date of the first prescription Sensitivity analysis 1: exclude the first year of every patient following the initiation of statin treatment (index date), thereby excluding the events of RA Sensitivity analysis 2: change the date of the first diagnosis of RA to exactly one year before this date. (TI...
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Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) are valuable laboratory markers used for the diagnosis of well-defined types of small-vessel vasculitis, including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). According to the 1999 international consensus on ANCA testing, indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) should be used t...
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Objectives To examine the association between the use of statins and the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus ( SLE) with focus on describing the patterns of risks over time. Setting A population-based cohort study using the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Participants All patients aged 40 years or older who had at least one prescription...
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Objectives: The presence of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies has been linked with autoimmunity in general and with several autoimmune diseases (AID) in particular. In the current study we evaluated these antibodies in a wide spectrum of AID as well as the links between them and anti-infectious antibodies. Methods: We examined 2082 sera fro...
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The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is a recently identified condition in which the exposure to an adjuvant leads to an aberrant autoimmune response. We aimed to summarize the results obtained from the ASIA syndrome registry up to December 2016, in a descriptive analysis of 300 cases of ASIA syndrome, with a focus on th...
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Objectives: A prospective randomised trial to compare two different durations of maintenance immunosuppressive therapy for the prevention of relapse in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). Methods: Patients with AAV were recruited 18-24 months after diagnosis if they were in stable remission after cyclophosp...
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Objective.: The objective of this multicentre study was to improve the clinical interpretation of PR3- and MPO-ANCAs as an adjunct for the diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) by defining thresholds and test result intervals based on predefined specificities and by calculating test result interval-specific likelihood ratios (LRs). Method...
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Objective: To examine the association between interferon-β (IFN-β) and potential adverse events using population-based health administrative data in British Columbia, Canada. Methods: Patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) who were registered at a British Columbia Multiple Sclerosis Clinic (1995-2004) were eligible for inclu...
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Renal transplantation (RTX) is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. Despite immunosuppressive therapy, some patients develop donor-specific antibodies (DSA) and are at risk for humeral antibody-mediated rejection (AMR). Recently, a distinct T-cell subset, so called follicular T-helper-cells (TfH), is thought to exert a...
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Previous studies have suggested an increased risk for cardiovascular events in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). We analyzed the presence of atherosclerotic damage in patients with AAV in relation to the presence of CD4⁺CD28null T cells and antibodies against cytomegalovirus (CMV) and human Heat-Shock Protein...
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Purpose of review: In the present review, recent findings regarding silicone breast implants (SBIs) complicated by rheumatic autoimmune diseases are described. Recent findings: Despite changes in the principal constituents of the silicone implants during the past 50 years, silicone remained an adjuvant that may 'bleed' and subsequently may be a...
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The development of autoimmunity and/or autoimmune diseases is multifactorial. Vitamin D is one of the factors that might play a role. We postulated that both the presence of adjuvants and insufficient levels of vitamin D may result in the development of autoimmunity in patients with autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) in re...
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It was with great interest that we read the correspondence of Mahler and Fritzler1 on our recent European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS) study describing the performance of immunoassays for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV).2 In their letter, Mahler and Fritzler raise some interesting p...
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Objective.: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether chronic nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is related to relapses in patients with newly diagnosed ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Methods.: In two clinical trials (n = 200), for early systemic (n = 83) and generalized (n = 117) AAV, nasal swabs were obtained monthly and at th...
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OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify risk factors for a relapse at the time of an increase in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in patients with renal ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: All patients between January 2000 and November 2011 with renal AAV having an ANCA rise during remission were included. Differen...
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In this study, we compared one hundred patients with autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) due to silicone implant incompatibility syndrome diagnosed in 2014 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, with one hundred historical patients with adjuvant breast disease diagnosed in the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA, between 1985...
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In this review, we present a critical review of the existing literature reflecting the results of explantation of silicone breast implants in patients with silicone-related complaints and/or autoimmune diseases. A literature search was performed to discuss the following issues: which clinical manifestations and autoimmune diseases improve after exp...
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Objective: The objective of our study is to investigate the Fc glycosylation profiles of both antigen-specific IgG targeted against proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) and total IgG as prognostic markers of relapse in patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). Methods: Seventy-five patients with GPA and a PR3-ANCA rise during follow-up were inclu...
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Software code of the in-house developed 3D Total Extractor (3DTE) program.
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Total IgG and PR3-ANCA glycosylation profiles from AAV patients at the time of ANCA rise (T1) and at the time of relapse/remission (T2).
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The m/z and retention times of all the tryptic IgG glycopeptides.
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Introduction: Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA; formerly Wegener’s) and Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) are inflammatory disease entities affecting small to medium vessels. They are characterized by the presence of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) and are frequently grouped together with Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiiti...
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Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) has been widely described in many studies conducted thus far. The syndrome incorporates five immune-mediated conditions, all associated with previous exposure to various agents such as vaccines, silicone implants and several others. The emergence of ASIA syndrome is associated with indivi...
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It was with much interest that we read the letter of Novikov et al 1 on testing for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs) in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) and other diseases. In their letter, the authors (1) share their experience with direct testing for proteinase-3 (PR3) ANCA and myeloperoxidase (MPO) ANCA and (2) raise...
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Objective This multicentre study was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a wide spectrum of novel technologies nowadays available for detection of myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3)-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). Methods Sera (obtained at the time of diagnosis) from 251 patients with ANCA-associated vasculiti...
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Background Endothelial progenitor cells (EPC) are of major importance in vascular repair under healthy circumstances. Vascular injury in need of repair occurs frequently in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). A specialized T cell subset enhancing EPC function and differentiation has recently been described. These angiogenic T cells (Tang) may have an...
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Background: Atherosclerosis is a pro-inflammatory condition, in which leukocyte activation plays an important role. The interaction between circulating leukocytes and apolipoprotein (apo) B-containing lipoproteins results in pro-inflammatory changes of these cells. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between apo B bound to circulating leukocytes...
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Background Cytoplasmic anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (C-ANCA) positivity at remission has been associated with an increased relapse rate in patients with proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (PR3-AAV) after a switch to azathioprine maintenance therapy. We therefore hypothesized that extended azathioprine ma...
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Objective: The objective of this study is to investigate whether the avidity of PR3-ANCA changes during follow-up in different subgroups of patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). Methods: We selected 10 patients with renal relapsing GPA, 10 patients with renal non-relapsing GPA and 10 patients with non-renal relapsing GPA. In all...
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Objectives: The aim of this multicenter EUVAS study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of multi-parametric indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assays to detect anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA). Patients and methods: The study included 912 samples from...
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Objective: The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAVs) form a group of small-vessel vasculitides with systemic involvement. Although the etiology of AAVs remains largely unknown, both genetic and environmental factors have been implicated. Recently, certain alleles in the HLA-DPB1 region on chromosome 6 were shown...