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Many Outstanding Questions Still Exist for Vasculitis Patients: The Massachusetts General Hospital Rheumatology Vasculitis Program Hopes to Find Some of the Answers

Vasculitis tends to present in a systemic manner, often affecting multiple organ systems. Clinicians should consider a broad differential (possible conditions that share the same symptoms) and think about the entire person—not just at the time of diagnosis but throughout their life as they face periods of remission and relapse.…...

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Meet Dr. Adam Mayer: Fellow Physician in Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology at UPenn

Adam Mayer, MD, discovered his love for rheumatology in his first year of residency after having several meaningful and exciting patient cases with systemic rheumatic diseases. He has always wanted to care for the most complex and critically ill patients and vasculitis was a natural interest. Dr. Mayer began his…...

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Introducing Our 2020-2021 VCRC-VF Fellow: Kinanah Yaseen, MD

Kinanah Yaseen, MD, was awarded the 2020 Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship. She is currently a junior faculty member in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases at Cleveland Clinic. Her interests involve all forms of vasculitis, especially small vessel vasculitis including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic…...

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Introducing Our 2022-2023 VCRC-VF Fellow: Mohanad M. Elfishawi, MBBCh, MS

Mohanad M. Elfishawi, MBBCh, MS, began his one-year Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium (VCRC)-Vasculitis Foundation (VF) Fellowship on January 1, 2022. Dr. Elfishawi will be working on several projects in giant cell arteritis (GCA) including investigating metabolic risk factors for GCA. In addition, he plans to study aortic involvement in patients with…...

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UNC’s Multidisciplinary Vasculitis and Connective Tissue Disease Clinic Offers Patients Team-Oriented Approach to Care

Autoimmune diseases are complicated conditions that can impact many organ systems in a patient. Typical models of care with providers spread out in different offices can lead to delays in diagnosis and slow down treatment options, while confusing patients as to who is making the decisions. At the University of…...

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