AAV Cases Near Quarries Support Silica as Environmental Trigger, Study Says

AAV Cases Near Quarries Support Silica as Environmental Trigger, Study Says

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AAV Cases Near Quarries Support Silica as Environmental Trigger, Study Says

The likelihood of developing ANCA-associated vasculitis rises significantly among people living near quarries that extract quartz with silica, a data analysis from France reported.  Its findings also support silica exposure as a specific environmental risk factor for this disease.  The analysis, “Prevalence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)‐associated vasculitis and spatial association with quarries in a French Northeast region,” was published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology.  The causes of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), a group of…

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