ACR/Vasculitis Foundation release three new guidelines for treatment of vasculitis
(American College of Rheumatology) The American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Vasculitis Foundation (VF), released three new guidelines for the treatment and management of systemic vasculitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lower Steroid Dose Proves Effective for New-Onset ANCA Vasculitis Lower Steroid Dose Proves Effective for New-Onset ANCA Vasculitis
An open-label, randomized trial found that a reduced dose of glucocorticoids added to standard induction therapy with rituximab was safer and no worse than a higher dose at maintaining remission.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - June 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab
Co-use of cotrimoxazole decreased the risk for infection, which remains high in patients with vasculitis who are treated with rituximab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Avacopan Approval FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Avacopan Approval
The FDA is mulling whether to approve avacopan for ANCA-associated vasculitis largely on the basis of a single trial about which the agency staff has concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

B Cells in Relapsing Lupus Nephritis and Cutaneous Vasculitis B Cells in Relapsing Lupus Nephritis and Cutaneous Vasculitis
A case of a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus whose nephritis and cutaneous vasculitis were refractory to treatment.HSS Grand Rounds Complex Cases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Clinical Case Source Type: news

Avacopan Noninferior to Prednisone for ANCA - Associated Vasculitis
Avacopan noninferior to prednisone taper for remission at week 26, superior to prednisone taper for sustained remission at week 52 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pharmacy, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Avacopan Noninferior to Prednisone for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2021 -- Avacopan is noninferior, but not superior, to prednisone with respect to remission at week 26 for patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, according to a study published in the Feb.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mimics of Vasculitis Mimics of Vasculitis
When evaluating for suspected vasculitis, what mimicking conditions should be considered -- and how are they differentiated?Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

What is a Lipschultz Ulcer?
Discussion Acute genital ulcers (AGU) are much less common in sexually-naive women than sexually experienced or active women. The differential diagnosis of AGU is large. For sexually active women Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause. Sexually transmitted infections are also included in this differential. In addition to the pain, AGUs can cause distress for the patient and family as possible sexual abuse must be considered. The differential diagnosis of AGU in non-sexually active women includes: Aphthosis Lipschutz ulcer Idiopathic Autoimmune or inflammatory diseases Behcet disease Bullous pemphigoid Inflammato...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Triggers Urticarial Vasculitis?
Title: What Triggers Urticarial Vasculitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - January 19, 2021 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Andrea McLean health: Loose Women star's health battle made her 'reevaluate things'
ANDREA McLean, 51, is best known for co-presenting ITV's Loose Women for more than a decade. Andrea is about to leave the show but this is not the first time she has reevaluated things. The star's grim battle with vasculitis a couple of years back afforded her a new perspective. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Joint Pain?
DiscussionMusculoskeletal problems are common problems in pediatric practice with up to 15% of acute care visits being for this problem. Joint pain is a common concern for families but the differential diagnosis is extensive and needs thoughtful consideration. History is a key to discerning the potential diagnosis but also in guiding the physical examination and laboratory examination. Family history especially for systemic diseases should be considered. On physical examination all joints should be examined include sacroiliac and temporomandibular joints. Is this arthritis or arthralgia? Distinction between inflammatory...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 26, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Management of Primary Small-Vessel Vasculitis Management of Primary Small-Vessel Vasculitis
This review highlights distinguishing features of the more prevalent small-vessel vasculitides. What are the current evidence-based management options for treatment of these diseases?Skin Therapy Letter (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

LSU health pathologists publish first report on likely MIS involving the heart
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) A team of LSU Health New Orleans pathologists published what is believed to be the first case report on pathologic findings of vasculitis of the small vessels of the heart, which likely represents multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ChemoCentryx Submits New Drug Application to the U.S. FDA for Avacopan in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., (NASDAQ: CCXI) today confirmed that the Company has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - July 9, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news