Males Not at Higher Risk for Kidney Failure, Death Due to AAV

Males Not at Higher Risk for Kidney Failure, Death Due to AAV

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Males Not at Higher Risk for Kidney Failure, Death Due to AAV

Males are not at a greater risk than females of experiencing kidney failure or death due to ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), regardless of the kind of kidney damage they have, a study found. These new findings counter the results of a 2018 study that had reported an increased risk of advanced kidney disease among male Norwegian patients with AAV. “In our international, multi-centre study, we did not find a significant sex-specific difference in … outcomes,” the…

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