Takayasu Arteritis

Pitt Scientists Identify Genetic Risks of Rare Inflammatory Disease

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11, 2020 – In a paper published today in the American Journal of Human Genetics, a group of international collaborators led by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine identified new genetic associations that can predict individual susceptibility to a rare inflammatory disease called Takayasu arteritis.…...

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Positivity, Perseverance Inspires Other Young Adults in Vasculitis Community

This summer’s International Vasculitis Symposium in Bloomington, Minnesota, marked another successful gathering of young adults and continued the growth of our community. While it was great to see old friends again, I was reminded of how this disease continues to impact new people every year, and how scary and daunting…...

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Connection at VF Symposium Eases Isolation of Takayasu Arteritis

Loneliness is a common feeling among patients with vasculitis. When you find someone else on a similar path, it can help ease the isolation. That’s what happened to Dedra DeMarco and Devri Velazquez, who met at the 2019 International Vasculitis Symposium in July and discovered they share a lot in…...

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