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‘The VEXAS syndrome’: Scientists discover a rare and deadly inflammatory disorder in men – NBC News

The VEXAS syndrome: Scientists have discovered a new disease in men. It’s an inflammatory disease that causes headaches, inflammation and blood clots.



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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a rare and deadly inflammatory disease affecting men called the VEXAS syndrome.
The revelation, published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, may lead to effective therapies for the disease, which has killed 40 percent of known patients.
Those afflicted have an autoinflammatory condition, with symptoms including unexplained fevers, blood clots and inflammation of the cartilage, lung tissue and blood vessels. When blood vessels…

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