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University of Michigan’s Vasculitis Program: Hoping to Impact Individual Patients and the Approach to the Diseases

Julia Ford, MD (left) and Ora Singer, MD, MS  The University of Michigan (U-M) Vasculitis Program began in September 2021 with a soft launch. “We started simply by instituting a dedicated vasculitis clinic and have been moving forward step by step,” said Ora Singer, MD, MS, Director of U-M’s Vasculitis…...

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MICHAEL AGATHIS | VF Patient Hero 2022

Granulomatosis withpolyangiitis (GPA) • 2013 "Strength comes from true belief and faith in God and the strength to live from my wife and daughters."...

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Mom Climbs Highest Mountain in Africa in Memory of Her Extraordinary Daughter

Update: Jo has made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro! The climb was by far the hardest thing she’s ever had to face other than losing her daughter, Amy, to vasculitis. “They call it ‘The Roof of Africa’ but I call it almost to heaven! It’s the closest I’ll…...

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Many Outstanding Questions Still Exist for Vasculitis Patients: The Massachusetts General Hospital Rheumatology Vasculitis Program Hopes to Find Some of the Answers

Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc (left) and Sebastian Unizony, MD Vasculitis tends to present in a systemic manner, often affecting multiple organ systems. Clinicians should consider a broad differential (possible conditions that share the same symptoms) and think about the entire person—not just at the time of diagnosis but throughout their…...

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SPENCER ABLEMAN | VF Patient Hero 2022

Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) • 2021 "For every dark night, there's a brighter day." — Tupac Shakur...

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