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

Estrada, A, Stenzel, TT, Burchette, JL, and Allen, NB. "Multiple myeloma-associated amyloidosis and giant cell arteritis." Arthritis Rheum 41, no. 7 (July 1998): 1312-1317.

PMID
9663490
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Provenzale, JM, Barboriak, DP, Allen, NB, and Ortel, TL. "Antiphospholipid antibodies: findings at arteriography." AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 19, no. 4 (April 1998): 611-616.

PMID
9576644
Scholars@Duke

Provenzale, JM, Ortel, TL, and Allen, NB. "Systemic thrombosis in patients with antiphospholipid antibodies: lesion distribution and imaging findings." AJR Am J Roentgenol 170, no. 2 (February 1998): 285-290.

PMID
9456930
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Rao, JK, Pincus, T, and Allen, NB. "Analysis of the predictive value of American College of Rheumatology (ACR) criteria in the diagnosis of vasculitis." ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM 40, no. 9 (September 1997): 822-822.

Scholars@Duke

Estrada, A, Stenzel, TT, and Allen, NB. "Higher incidence of paraproteinemia in giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica." ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM 40, no. 9 (September 1997): 232-232.

Scholars@Duke

Allen, NB, and Bressler, PB. "Diagnosis and treatment of the systemic and cutaneous necrotizing vasculitis syndromes." Med Clin North Am 81, no. 1 (January 1997): 243-259. (Review)

PMID
9012763
Scholars@Duke

Provenzale, JM, Barboriak, DP, Allen, NB, and Ortel, TL. "Patients with antiphospholipid antibodies: CT and MR findings of the brain." AJR Am J Roentgenol 167, no. 6 (December 1996): 1573-1578.

PMID
8956600
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Rao, JK, and Allen, NB. "Testing with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody to diagnose Wegener granulomatosis - Response." ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE 125, no. 7 (October 1, 1996): 622-623.

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Estrada, A, Hall, R, Martinez, S, and Allen, NB. "Gouty tophus causing tarsal tunnel syndrome." J Clin Rheumatol 2, no. 5 (October 1996): 293-298.

PMID
19078087
Scholars@Duke

Conlon, PJ, Fischer, CA, Levesque, MC, Smith, SR, St Clair, EW, Allen, NB, Fleming, JA, and Howell, DN. "Clinical, biochemical and pathological predictors of poor response to intravenous cyclophosphamide in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis." Clin Nephrol 46, no. 3 (September 1996): 170-175.

PMID
8879851
Scholars@Duke

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