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What is the definition of Microscopic Polyangiitis?
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), which can lead to organ damage. The kidneys, lungs, nerves, skin, and joints are the most commonly affected areas of the body. MPA is diagnosed in people of all ages, all ethnicities, and both genders. The cause of this disorder is unknown.
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What are the alternative names for Microscopic Polyangiitis?
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What are the latest Microscopic Polyangiitis Clinical Trials?
Hydroxychloroquine in ANCA Vasculitis Evaluation - A Multicentre, Randomised, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Trial
Summary: The purpose of this study is to find out whether hydroxychloroquine, in addition to background treatments, reduces disease activity in patients with Anti-Neutrophilic Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ANCA) Vasculitis, a group of autoimmune diseases.~Hydroxychloroquine and is an established, effective, safe and inexpensive therapy, widely used in other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid ar...
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VCRC Genetic Repository One-Time DNA Protocol
Summary: The purpose of this study is to identify genes that increase the risk of developing vasculitis, a group of severe diseases that feature inflammation of blood vessels. Results of these studies will provide vasculitis researchers with insight into the causes of these diseases and generate new ideas for diagnostic tests and therapies, and will be of great interest to the larger communities of researc...
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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

What are the Latest Advances for Microscopic Polyangiitis?
Evaluation of Rituximab for Induction and Maintenance Therapy in Patients 75 Years and Older With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis.
Summary: Evaluation of Rituximab for Induction and Maintenance Therapy in Patients 75 Years and Older With Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis.
Efficacy of plasma exchange therapy for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with microscopic polyangiitis.
Summary: Efficacy of plasma exchange therapy for diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in patients with microscopic polyangiitis.
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Obinutuzumab as treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis.
Summary: Obinutuzumab as treatment for ANCA-associated vasculitis.