Certain Immune Cells May Help Assess AAV Disease Activity

Certain Immune Cells May Help Assess AAV Disease Activity

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Certain Immune Cells May Help Assess AAV Disease Activity

A blood parameter called large unstained cell count or LUC – which measures the numbers of certain activated immune cells – appears to associate with higher ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) disease activity, a small study found. These results, when combined with the findings of previous, larger-scale studies, show that “LUC may help to assess the severity of acute inflammatory reactions” in people with AAV, the researchers wrote. The study, “Clinical significance of large unstained cell count…

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