It has been suggested that anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) specificity, rather than clinical diagnosis influences the phenotype and course of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). However, preliminary evidence suggests that further combined levels of categorisation might be of clinical relevance. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in clinical presentation at disease onset and outcomes based on clinical diagnosis and ANCA specificity.

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody specificity determines a different clinical subset in granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Monti, Sara;Delvino, Paolo;Caporali, Roberto;Montecucco, Carlomaurizio
2021

Abstract

It has been suggested that anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) specificity, rather than clinical diagnosis influences the phenotype and course of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). However, preliminary evidence suggests that further combined levels of categorisation might be of clinical relevance. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in clinical presentation at disease onset and outcomes based on clinical diagnosis and ANCA specificity.
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