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ANCA Vasculitis

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By Isabel Acosta-Ochoa Nephrology senior staff. Valladolid. Spain
Matija Crnogorac, Ivica Horvatic, Patricia Kacinari, Danica Galesic Ljubanovic, Kresimir Galesic
AIM: To determinate the prognostic significance of low serum C3 at the time of diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). METHODS: Our cohort included 75 consecutive patients with AAV diagnosed from January 2005 to December 2015. C3 levels were measured at the time of diagnosis. Patients were divided into two groups, those with low serum C3 levels (< 0.9 g/l) and those with normal serum C3 levels (0.9-1.8 g/l). We analysed association between serum C3 levels and both combined and singularly patient and renal survival (ESRD)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
Valentina Binda, Gabriella Moroni, Piergiorgio Messa
Systemic vasculitis is a rare but severe group of diseases characterized by inflammation and necrosis of blood vessels. The size of the vessel affected varies among the different forms of vasculitis and there are three main subgroups: large, medium and small vessel vasculitis. Among small vessel vasculitis, the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated forms are of particular importance. This subgroup includes: microscopic polyangiitis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's), eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss) and the form limited to the kidney...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a cytokine that is pivotal in the inflammatory response. Blockade of TNFα has been shown to be effective in a number of human autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, raising the question of whether this approach may be effective in inflammatory kidney disease, such as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). In AAV, there is considerable evidence for the role of TNFα in the pathophysiology of disease, including increased expression of TNFα mRNA in leucocytes and in renal tissue...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Divi Cornec, Emilie Cornec-Le Gall, Ulrich Specks
The prognosis of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitides (AAV), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA), has been fundamentally improved over the last five decades by the use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressants, turning them from consistently fatal diseases into chronic conditions. The long-term course is now largely determined by the frequency of disease flares and by accruing damage caused by disease activity and treatment-related comorbidities...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Andrea Aguilar
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July 18, 2016: Nature Reviews. Nephrology
Anoek A E de Joode, Jan Stephan F Sanders, Abraham Rutgers, Coen A Stegeman
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are severe chronic auto-immune diseases in which the small vessels are inflamed. Nowadays, in the majority of patients disease can be brought into remission with cyclophosphamide and corticosteroids. However, depending upon disease characteristics patients with AAV have a risk of 29-60% to experience relapses of disease within 5 years despite maintenance therapy after induction of remission with less toxic agents, such as azathioprine, methotrexate or mycophenolate mofetil...
April 2015: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Kerstin Westman, Oliver Flossmann, Gina Gregorini
Patients with generalized ANCA-associated small vessel vasculitis (AAV) have a very poor outcome if the ANCA-associated vasculitis is not diagnosed, evaluated and treated properly. The introduction of treatment with immunosuppressive therapy has improved patient survival dramatically but with considerable side effects. Besides, almost 50% of surviving patients experience a relapse of vasculitis. Since 1995, the European Vasculitis Society (EUVAS) has designed and conducted several clinical trials on patients with AAV independently of pharmaceutical companies...
April 2015: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Ulf Schönermarck, Elena Csernok, Wolfgang L Gross
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) with specificity for proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) or myeloperoxidase (MPO-ANCA) are a defining feature of ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV). They play a pivotal role in disease pathophysiology and have strongly improved early diagnosis and treatment of these infrequent, but potentially fatal diseases. Neutrophils and their products are major players in initiating the autoimmune response and tissue destruction in vasculitic as well as granulomatous inflammation. This review highlights recent findings on old and novel players (ANCA, neutrophils, neutrophil extracellular traps, fibroblasts, immune cells and complement) and puts them into context with the current understanding of disease mechanisms in AAV...
April 2015: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
J S F Sanders, W H Abdulahad, C A Stegeman, C G M Kallenberg
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are autoimmune diseases in which the small vessels are inflamed. Clinical observations suggest a pathogenic role for ANCA. Such a role is supported by in vitro experimental data and animal models, particularly for myeloperoxidase-ANCA. An in vivo pathogenic role of ANCA directed to proteinase 3 has, however, not been fully substantiated. Additionally, the pathogenic role of B cells, T cells, and the alternative pathway of complement in AAV have been elucidated...
2014: Nephron. Clinical Practice
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