All life is coded by DNA – a double stranded helix structure made from four nucleotide bases – adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). The sequence in which A, T, C, and G are strung along the strand of DNA in organisms’ cells ultimately determines the species.
There are multiple genes/gene variants involved in GPA and for certain these are also present in healthy people – one has to have the “right” combination of genes as well as some environmental trigger to get the disease.
HLA is a really pivotal set of genes involved in your capacity to respond to any kind of infection and HLA-DPB1 is involved in the etiology of GPA
There are many voyages in life, until the final destination. Most people will not know the manner or time of their death. Welcomed, a life-threatening disease can become a powerful teacher. Nikki is a writer of fiction. At work on her novel “WRATH,” she is stricken suddenly with a rare, aggressive, autoimmune disease. This book chronicles how she comes to embrace illness as a teacher of life.
If you are a GPA, or MPA, patient, please complete a research study survey about plasma exchange for the treatment of ANCA associated vasculitis and kidney disease! The survey is located here:Read More
VFC announces the 2020 Annual Fall Lectures. 8 Lectures–10 Docs-4 weekends on ZOOM starting Saturday, October 17 2020. Join lecture host/speaker, Dr. N Milman in Ottawa, Dr. J Stone in Boston and more. Full details here : Register: https://t.co/cROuFTj0ryRead More
@Vasculitis_CND Many with Vasculitis develop complex mental health challenges & diminished Quality of Life. Dr. Velma Mockett, a patient & licenced mental health expert offers a series of WORKSHOPS starting July 31 to help cope. See details at:Read More
RT @Bod_eCloud: Top story: @JohnTory: 'The Toronto Sign will shine red today as we proclaim #VasculitisAwarenessDay in the @CityofToronto t…Read More
Toronto Mayor John Tory will proclaim Saturday, May 9th, 2020 as Vasculitis Awareness Day, and will be lighting the iconic Toronto Sign red. The colour red is symbolic to all vasculitis patients as vasculitis is defined by the inflammation of the wall of blood vessels!Read More