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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

World-class research and treatment of kidney disease at Monash

Vasculitis may not be as well-known as its autoimmune disease cousins lupus and multiple sclerosis (MS), however in a Victorian first, Monash Health has opened a clinic dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with this debilitating, often fatal and little-known inflammatory disease.

Vasculitis is a condition that affects blood vessels as a result of inflammation, and can lead to organ damage, especially the kidney (the condition effectively turns the body’s immune system on itself). Although lacking the profile of other autoimmune diseases, vasculitis in Australia has a similar incidence to MS.

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