VF in the News

Journey to Diagnosis, April 2021

Diagnostic Delays in Vasculitis and Factors Associated with Time to Diagnosis This study originated as a research suggestion and highest priority by the Vasculitis Patient-Powered Research Network’s (VPPRN) patient-partners. This patient-driven study is a shining example of the power of patients collaborating with clinicians to conduct meaningful vasculitis research. Patients…...

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The VF Welcomes Jocelyn Ashford to the Board of Directors

Jocelyn Ashford wanted to serve on the VF’s Board of Directors because she has always appreciated the thoughtful, collaborative, and practical approach the VF has taken in addressing the needs of the vasculitis community. She feels that the VF is open to trying new approaches, considers new angles, and makes…...

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ANCA-associated Vasculitis

An August 2020 article in Nature Reviews discusses the many aspects of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV)—a group of autoimmune diseases (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and microscopic polyangiitis) that causes blood vessels to swell. The vessels involved in AAV are typically capillaries, arterioles and venules but small…...

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