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AAV ℞: Maintenance

A novel glucocorticoid-free maintenance regimen for anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody–associated vasculitis Fixed and Tailored Rituximab Regimens Equal in ANCA Associated Vasculitis Rituximab in ANCA-associated vasculitis: fewer infusions or ultra…

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AAV ℞: Induction

B cell therapy in ANCA-associated vasculitis: current and emerging treatment options Rituximab Effective for Children, Adolescents With Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis, Microscopic Polyangiitis Trimethoprim–sulfamethoxazole prophylaxis prevents severe/life-threatening infections following…

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AAV: Overlaps

Prevalence of overlap of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis with systemic autoimmune diseases: an unrecognized example of poliautoimmunity

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Behçet Disease

A metagenomic study of the gut microbiome in Behcet’s disease Behcet’s disease (BD) is a recalcitrant, multisystemic inflammatory disease that can lead to irreversible blindness. Microbial agents have… What…

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Imaging Reveals Anatomical Focus of Inflammation in PMR Two studies presented at ACR18 have used imaging to examine one of the key unanswered

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GCA Treatments

Prevention of glucocorticoid morbidity in giant cell arteritis Study Supports Newest Indication for IL6R Blockade in Giant Cell Arteritis IL-12 and IL-23 Promote Giant Cell Arteritis Ustekinumab:…

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