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We read with great interest the article on cardiovascular, thromboembolic and renal outcomes in patients with immunoglobulin A vasculitis (IgAV), published recently online in A nnals of the R heumatic D iseases.1
Tracy et al, estimated both a childhood and an adult onset of IgAV incidence rates and reported an increased risk of hypertension and chronic kidney disease in patients with IgAV, compared with age-matched and sex-matched controls based on retrospective data over a 12-year period extracted from a primary care database in the UK. They estimated the incidence rate of adult IgAV at 2.2 per 100 000 person-years,1 which is close to the historic belief that IgAV rarely affects adults but was …
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