PR3-ANCA Antibodies Tied to More Relapses in EGPA Patients

PR3-ANCA Antibodies Tied to More Relapses in EGPA Patients

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PR3-ANCA Antibodies Tied to More Relapses in EGPA Patients

People with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) who carry antibodies against the proteinase 3 (PR3) protein have more frequent relapses and a shorter time to relapse or death than patients without such antibodies, a South Korean study shows. These findings highlight the need to look for the presence of PR3-ANCA antibodies when considering the best treatment route for EGPA patients. Of note, the researchers said they were specifically investigating “the clinical implications of PR3-ANCA in…

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