Repeat Kidney Biopsies May Help Better Determine Active Disease

Repeat Kidney Biopsies May Help Better Determine Active Disease

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Repeat Kidney Biopsies May Help Better Determine Active Disease

After an initial biopsy shows signs of active ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) affecting the kidneys, repeat biopsies are better at determining active disease than standard measures of kidney function, a new observational study reports. Such repeat kidney biopsies may help determine treatment response and personalize care plans for people with active AAV, the study suggests. The study, “Utility of interval kidney biopsy in ANCA-associated vasculitis,” was published in Rheumatology. AAV affects kidney function in around two-thirds…

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