3 Factors Identified that May Predict Relapses Within 5 Years of AAV Diagnosis

3 Factors Identified that May Predict Relapses Within 5 Years of AAV Diagnosis

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3 Factors Identified that May Predict Relapses Within 5 Years of AAV Diagnosis

A positive anti-proteinase 3 (PR3) ANCA test, lower serum creatinine levels, and cardiovascular involvement at diagnosis appear to raise the risk of relapse in people with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), a review study reports. When combined, these factors may predict an individual’s risk of relapse within five years after diagnosis, though more studies are needed to test all three factors and search for additional predictors of relapse. The study, “Predicting relapse in anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis:…

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