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Rituximab Gains Expanded Approval in Pediatrics

  The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the approval of Rituxan® injection (rituximab) to include the treatment of children ≥2 years of age who have granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), in combination with glucocorticoids. Rituximab is a CD20-directed cytolytic monoclonal antibody first approved in 1997 to…...

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Podcast Series Offers Insights on What It’s Like to Live with Vasculitis

  Although being diagnosed with vasculitis can feel scary at times, one thing that can help you manage the disease and come to terms with it is talking to other patients. VF Board Member Sara Baird Amodio, MSW, EdD, was diagnosed with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly Churg-Strauss syndrome)…...

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Kent Town, Australia, Neurologist Receives Honorable Mention in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

The program has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. (Kent Town, Australia, September 2019) Andrew Lee, MBBS, MPH, FRACP, A/Prof, has received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Dr. Lee, a neurologist in Kent Town,…...

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Berlin, Vermont, Pediatrician Ties for First Place in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

The program has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. (Berlin, Vermont, October 2019) Gwendolyn Shelton, MD, shared first place honors in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. With her diagnosis, doctors started treatment early enough to prevent a young…...

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Maitland, Florida, Internist/Anesthesiologist Ties for First Place in Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 V-RED Award Program

Dr. Mark Anderson’s research and gut instinct ultimately prevented his wife’s vasculitis from becoming worse. (Maitland, Florida, October 2019) Mark Anderson, MD, shared first place honors in the Vasculitis Foundation’s (VF’s) 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. Dr. Anderson’s patient, his wife Nancy Anderson, was trying to get…...

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