NETs spread ever wider in rheumatic diseases

Dysregulation in the formation and/or clearance of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) is important in immune dysregulation and organ damage in chronic inflammatory conditions. Studies in 2019 have shown how certain genetic susceptibilities to autoimmunity can promote NET-mediated inflammation, and expanded the role for NETs in vascular damage and premature atherosclerosis.

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