Nancy Bates Allen, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 4140 Purple Zone Hosp South, 201 Trent Dr., Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-2965
Email address nancy.allen@duke.edu

My clinical research interests include systemic vasculitis (Wegener's granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, giant cell arteritis, Takayasu arteritis) and multi-disciplinary efforts in the areas of systemic lupus erythematosus and anti-phospholipid syndrome. Dr. E. William St. Clair and I represented Duke in both the RAVE trial, a multi-center, double-blind, controlled trial comparing rituximab with cyclophosphamide in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis and previously the Wegener's granulomatosis etanercept trial (WGET), a multi-center effort to assess the addition of etanercept to traditional therapy in limited and severe forms of this type of vasculitis.

My area of clinical expertise is in the care of patients with all types of vasculitis, particularly Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (formerly called Wegener's granulomatosis), Micropscopic Polyangiitis, other ANCA-associated vasculitides, giant cell arteritis, and Takayasu's arteritis. I also care for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, anti-phospholipid syndrome, and women's health-related rheumatologic diseases. In addition I see all patients and educate trainees about all types of rheumatologic and arthritis conditions. Key words: vasculitis, systemic vasculitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, giant cell (temporal) arteritis, Takayasu arteritis, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome.

Education and Training

  • Rheumatology Fellow, Medicine, Duke University, 1981 - 1983
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, Duke University, 1978 - 1979
  • M.D., Tufts University, 1978

Publications

Kraus, VB, Stabler, T, Le, ET, Saltarelli, M, and Allen, NB. "Urinary type II collagen neoepitope as an outcome measure for relapsing polychondritis." Arthritis Rheum 48, no. 10 (October 2003): 2942-2948.

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14558101
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Abdou, NI, Kullman, GJ, Hoffman, GS, Sharp, GC, Specks, U, McDonald, T, Garrity, J, Goeken, JA, and Allen, NB. "Wegener's granulomatosis: survey of 701 patients in North America. Changes in outcome in the 1990s." J Rheumatol 29, no. 2 (February 2002): 309-316.

PMID
11838848
Scholars@Duke

Behar, JV, Choi, Y-W, Hartman, TA, Allen, NB, and McAdams, HP. "Relapsing polychondritis affecting the lower respiratory tract." AJR Am J Roentgenol 178, no. 1 (January 2002): 173-177.

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11756115
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Stone, JH, Hoffman, GS, Merkel, PA, Min, YI, Uhlfelder, ML, Hellmann, DB, Specks, U, Allen, NB, Davis, JC, Spiera, RF, Calabrese, LH, Wigley, FM, Maiden, N, Valente, RM, Niles, JL, Fye, KH, McCune, JW, St Clair, EW, Luqmani, RA, and International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS), . "A disease-specific activity index for Wegener's granulomatosis: modification of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score. International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS)." Arthritis Rheum 44, no. 4 (April 2001): 912-920.

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11318006
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Hansen, KE, Moore, KD, Ortel, TL, and Allen, NB. "Antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis and polyarteritis nodosa." Arthritis Rheum 42, no. 10 (October 1999): 2250-2252.

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10524702
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Rao, JK, Allen, NB, and Pincus, T. "American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of vasculitis - In response." ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 130, no. 10 (May 18, 1999): 862-862.

Scholars@Duke

Estrada, A, and Allen, NB. "Gouty tophus and tarsal tunnel syndrome." J Clin Rheumatol 5, no. 1 (February 1999): 42-43. (Letter)

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19078352
Scholars@Duke

Estrada, A, Allen, NB, and Wakabayashi, T. "Gouty tophus and tarsal tunnel syndrome [4] (multiple letters)." Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 5, no. 1 (1999): 42-43.

Scholars@Duke

Gelfand, SG, Heller, I, Isakov, A, Topilsky, M, Rao, JK, Allen, NB, and Pincus, T. "American College of Rheumatology criteria for the diagnosis of vasculitis [1] (multiple letters)." Annals of Internal Medicine 130, no. 10 (1999): 861-862.

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10366380
Scholars@Duke

Rao, JK, Allen, NB, and Pincus, T. "Limitations of the 1990 American College of Rheumatology classification criteria in the diagnosis of vasculitis." Ann Intern Med 129, no. 5 (September 1, 1998): 345-352.

PMID
9735061
Scholars@Duke

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