The Role of Environmental Factors in the Pathogenesis of Anti-Neutrophil Antibody Associated Vasculitis

Abstract

For decades, generations of students have been taught that autoimmune diseases were caused by environmental factors acting on a background of variable genetic susceptibility. Numerous susceptibility genes with the potential to influence immune function have been identified [1,2], but with the exception of certain drug induced syndromes [3] and gluten… (More)

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