Matthew Cascino, MD, assistant medical director at Genentech, discusses with Rheumatology Advisor new research identifying the factors associated with cumulative glucocorticoid exposure in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA).  Cumulative glucocorticoid doses were then examined to determine if there was any association with baseline patient characteristics.

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Cascino MD, Specks U, Merkel PA, et al. Factors associated with glucocorticoid exposure in ANCA-associated vasculitis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10). http://acrabstracts.org/abstract/factors-associated-with-glucocorticoid-exposure-in-anca-associated-vasculitis/. Accessed November 16, 2016.