Vasculitis Treatment and Your Immune System: The Good, the Bad and the Encouraging

Vasculitis Treatment and Your Immune System: The Good, the Bad and the Encouraging

Dr. Carol Langford delivers an excellent presentation that provides a greater understanding of our immune system, how it is impacted by an autoimmune disease, and the biologics used to treat vasculitis.

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Carol A. Langford, MD, MHS, FACP · Director, Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Langford is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve. Her work focuses on patient care and research in vasculitic disease, including GPA (formerly Wegener’s granulomatosis), giant cell arteritis, Takayasu’s arteritis, polyarteritis nodosa, microscopic polyangiitis, EGPA (formerly Churg-Strauss Syndrome), and other forms of vasculitis. Dr. Langford is a member of the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium Steering Committee and is active as a principal investigator on many clinical trials.