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The Microbiome and Vasculitis

Dr. Rennie Rhee explains the exciting new area of research focusing on the human microbiome and its potential connections to vasculitis.

What is the microbiome 1:09
Key terms and definitions 2:53
Effects of microbiome on metabolic activity 5:33
Diet and the microbiome 6:49
Microbiome and autoimmunity 7:59
Microbes in vasculitis 9:03
Vascular microbiome 17:06
Lingering questions 19:31


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What is the microbiome?

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What is the connection between the microbiome and vasculitis?

Rennie Rhee, MD · Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine/Rheumatology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Rhee earned her medical degree from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, completed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and then a fellowship at Penn Medicine. Her research expertise includes vasculitis, microbiome, clinical, and translational research, as well as epidemiology, connective tissue disease-associated pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Rhee has co-authored numerous articles that have been published in a variety of medical journals.