Clin Exp Rheumatol 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul; and Institute for Immunology and Immunological Diseases, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
: We investigated the incidence rate and type of cancer, and furthermore, estimated the standardised incidence ratios (SIRs) of cancer in patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) in Korea.Methods
: We retrospectively included 150 patients with AAV [81 patients with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), 38 with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and 31 patients with eosinophilic GPA (EGPA)], and reviewed their medical records. We collected demographic, clinical and laboratory data, and reviewed the use of glucocorticoid and immunosuppressive drugs administered until detection of cancer or last visit. Read More