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NIH Researchers Discover a New Inflammatory Disease Called VEXAS
Spotlight on Research; Mathews S.

NIH scientists led an international team of researchers toward discovery of a new, adult-onset inflammatory disease abbreviated the VEXAS (vacuoles, E1 enzyme, X-linked, autoinflammatory, somatic) syndrome. Middle-aged men with this condition experienced fevers, low blood cell counts, and inflammation of the skin, lungs, cartilage, and blood vessels. The men did not respond well to therapy and...

New inflammatory disease discovered

Nov 3rd, 2020 - Nearly 125 million people in the U.S. live with some form of chronic inflammatory disease. Chronic inflammation can have many underlying causes: infections that don’t go away, abnormal immune reactions to normal tissues, certain diseases or conditions, or changes in certain genes. Chronic inflammatory diseases often have similar symptoms, which makes it diffic...

Antibody Response Affects COVID-19 Outcomes in Kids and Adults
NIH Director's Blog;

Mar 2nd, 2021 - Doctors can’t reliably predict whether an adult newly diagnosed with COVID-19 will recover quickly or battle life-threatening complications. The same is true for children. Thankfully, the vast majority of kids with COVID-19 don’t get sick or show only mild flu-like symptoms. But a small percentage develop a delayed, but extremely troubling, syndrome called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in c...

The Challenges of and New Horizons in Takayasu Arteritis Imaging
Rheumatology Advisor

Jun 13th, 2022 - Takayasu arteritis (TA) is an autoimmune disease that chiefly affects large arteries. It is characterized by inflammation and infiltration of granulomatous tissue into vessel walls with subsequent remodeling, including both dilatation and stenosis. End-organ ischemia can result in intrinsic damage to the aorta and proximal branches, such as the subclavian and carotid arteries. Secondary ...

CDC Washington Congressional Testimony

Jun 28th, 2022 - An Update on the Ongoing Federal Response to COVID-19: Current Status and Future Planning House Veteran Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity [vc_row viewport_display="show-one,show-two,show-three,show-four,show-five,show-six"][vc_column][cdc_textbox box_style="plain" orientation="vertical" header_node_type="DIV" title_size="h4" title_margin="none" title_node_type="DIV" text_box_type="w...