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ANCA vasculitis - figuring out who really needs maintenance therapy

This is a study for patients with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis who are in remission after treatment. We want to learn if a special blood test can help us identify which patients could be monitored without additional immunosuppressive maintenance treatment. This study will not test new medications. We will use the same medications currently used for maintenance treatment of ANCA vasculitis.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 85 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)


North Carolina (Orange)

What will be asked of you

At each study visit, you will meet the study team, have a blood draw, a urine collection, and a physical exam. There will be a phone call to ask how you are doing between visits.

In-person visits:
9 to 21
Phone or online visits:
0 to 21
Total length of participation:
2 to 3 years

Looking for Specific Volunteers

Able to participate:

  • you have been diagnosed with ANCA vasculitis
  • your disease is newly in remission
  • you can come every month to UNC for check-up

Not eligible if:

  • since being diagnosed, you have often relapsed
  • your doctor thinks you need maintenance therapy
  • you have an infection such as HIV, hepatitis B or C, tuberculosis

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

UNC Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) (UNC-Chapel Hill)
102 Mason Farm Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Vimal Derebail

Study Type

Clinical or Medical

Study Topics

Kidneys and Liver

IRB Number




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