Nancy Bates Allen, MD

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Campus mail 4010 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

Conlon, P. J., C. A. Fischer, M. C. Levesque, S. R. Smith, E. W. St Clair, N. B. Allen, J. A. Fleming, and D. N. Howell. “Clinical, biochemical and pathological predictors of poor response to intravenous cyclophosphamide in patients with proliferative lupus nephritis.” Clin Nephrol 46, no. 3 (September 1996): 170–75.

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8879851
Scholars@Duke

Provenzale, J. M., and N. B. Allen. “Neuroradiologic findings in polyarteritis nodosa.” Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol 17, no. 6 (June 1996): 1119–26.

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8791926
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Provenzale, J. M., and N. B. Allen. “Wegener granulomatosis: CT and MR findings.” Ajnr Am J Neuroradiol 17, no. 4 (April 1996): 785–92.

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8730201
Scholars@Duke

Provenzale, J. M., S. Mukherji, N. B. Allen, M. Castillo, and A. W. Weber. “Orbital involvement by Wegener's granulomatosis: imaging findings.” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 166, no. 4 (April 1996): 929–34. https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.166.4.8610576.

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8610576
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Gilkeson, G. S., and N. B. Allen. “Retroperitoneal fibrosis. A true connective tissue disease.” Rheum Dis Clin North Am 22, no. 1 (February 1996): 23–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70260-x.

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8907063
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Rao, J. K., M. Weinberger, N. B. Allen, and J. R. Feussner. “c-ANCA as a marker of Wegener's disease - Reply.” Lancet 347, no. 8994 (January 13, 1996): 118–118.

Scholars@Duke

Sundv, J. S., T. S. Barry, D. D. Patel, N. B. Allen, B. Devlin, S. Bigner, R. E. Kaufman, and B. F. Haynes. “Myotropic Th1 T helper cell lymphoma presenting as granulomatous inflammatory masses in synovium and muscle.” Journal of Investigative Medicine 44, no. 3 (January 1, 1996).

Scholars@Duke

Sundy, J. S., N. B. Allen, and D. J. Sexton. “Rocky Mountain spotted fever presenting with acute monarticular arthritis.” Arthritis Rheum 39, no. 1 (January 1996): 175–76. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1780390126.

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8546729
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Rao, J. K., M. Weinberger, E. Z. Oddone, N. B. Allen, P. Landsman, and J. R. Feussner. “The role of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA) testing in the diagnosis of Wegener granulomatosis. A literature review and meta-analysis.” Ann Intern Med 123, no. 12 (December 15, 1995): 925–32. https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-123-12-199512150-00005.

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7486487
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