EGPA Symptoms More Pronounced in ANCA-positive Cases

EGPA Symptoms More Pronounced in ANCA-positive Cases

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EGPA Symptoms More Pronounced in ANCA-positive Cases

Symptoms differ among people with the rare disorder eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), depending on whether they test positive or negative for antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs). A recent case study revealed that ANCA-positive patients tended to have more blisters, body-wide inflammatory symptoms, and to receive higher doses of oral prednisolone and other immunosuppressive therapies. The study, “Relevance of cutaneous manifestations and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody status in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis,” was published in the Journal of…

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