Author Topic: (Abst.) ANCA-associated life-threatening systemic vasculitis after alemtuzumab treatment for MS  (Read 20 times)

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From PubMed (February 23, 2020), "ANCA-associated life-threatening systemic vasculitis after alemtuzumab treatment for multiple sclerosis"


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32081100


ANCA vasculitis:


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ANCA vasculitis is an autoimmune disease affecting small blood vessels in the body. It is caused by autoantibodies called ANCAs, or [/size]A[/color][/size]nti-[/color][/size]N[/color][/size]eutrophilic [/color][/size]C[/color][/size]ytoplasmic [/color][/size]A[/color][/size]utoantibodies. ANCAs target and attack a certain kind of white blood cells called neutrophils. They target a part of neutrophils called the cytoplasm (the inside of the cell.)[/color]


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