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The role of monocytes in ANCA-associated vasculitides

The anti – neutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA) – associated vasculitides (AAV) include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). These rare systemic autoimmune diseases affect small and medium – sized blood vessels, and are characterized by necrotizing vasculitis,