The Role of Genetics In Vasculitis

The Role of Genetics In Vasculitis

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients with vasculitis is the genetic aspect of the disease. Dr. Sharon Chung tackles the subject of vasculitis and genetics, as well as possible environmental triggers.

Sharon Chung, MD, MAS · Director, University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) Vasculitis Clinic
Dr. Chung is Director of the Vasculitis Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF. She specializes in autoimmune diseases, particularly systemic vasculitides, a group of rare autoimmune disorders that affect multiple organ systems and involve blood vessel inflammation. In her research, Dr. Chung studies genetic factors associated with the development and progression of vasculitis and other autoimmune diseases.