Serious Infections Mostly Occur in 1st Year After Diagnosis, per Real-world Data

Serious Infections Mostly Occur in 1st Year After Diagnosis, per Real-world Data

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Serious Infections Mostly Occur in 1st Year After Diagnosis, per Real-world Data

Serious infections occur more frequently in people with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis who have higher disease activity at diagnosis, a real-world, long-term study showed. Moreover, most serious infections occur during the first year after the ANCA vasculitis diagnosis, the study found. The findings also showed that those treated initially with cyclophosphamide have a higher incidence of serious infections than patients who received the biologic therapy rituximab. The study, “Serious infections in ANCA-associated vasculitides in the…

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