Study profiles the nose to predict immune response during COVID-19

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), resides in mucous membranes, making it easy to detect viral load in the nasal cavities. An international group of researchers has characterized the immunological and diagnosis characteristics of patients who may have or are confirmed […]

Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Giant cell arteritis (GCA), along with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), are autoimmune disorders involving the medium and large arteries which have muscular walls and vasa vasorum in their adventitial coats. What is GCA? GCA is one form of vascular inflammatory disorder that affects the large aortic branches, especially those of the […]