Immunoadsorption May Help Push AAV Into Remission More Quickly

Immunoadsorption May Help Push AAV Into Remission More Quickly

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Immunoadsorption May Help Push AAV Into Remission More Quickly

Immunoadsorption, a procedure that removes specific antibodies from the blood, may speed remission in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) and serious kidney disease and help more patients attain this outcome, a small study found. The treatment approach also lowered mortality and reduced the risk of kidney failure or death while lowering doses of steroids and immunosuppressive medications. “Before a more promising strategy for remission induction appears, IA [immunoadsorption] should be considered as an initial therapeutic…

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