Study Identifies Early Risk Factors for Kidney Failure in AAV

Study Identifies Early Risk Factors for Kidney Failure in AAV

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Study Identifies Early Risk Factors for Kidney Failure in AAV

Poor kidney function and worse overall disease severity at diagnosis can predict kidney failure in adults with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV), according to a small single-center study in Turkey. In addition, AAV patients with either hypocomplementemia — low levels of complement proteins in the blood — or a five-factor score (FFS) of at least 2 at diagnosis were significantly less likely to achieve disease remission. These early findings suggest that kidney function, FFS score, and hypocomplementemia…

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