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

Rao, J. K., N. B. Allen, J. R. Feussner, and M. Weinberger. “A prospective study of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (c-ANCA) and clinical criteria in diagnosing Wegener's granulomatosis.” Lancet 346, no. 8980 (October 7, 1995): 926–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(95)91555-9.

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7564726
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Devlin, T., L. Gray, N. B. Allen, A. H. Friedman, R. Tien, and J. C. Morgenlander. “Neuro-Behçet's disease: factors hampering proper diagnosis.” Neurology 45, no. 9 (September 1995): 1754–57. https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.45.9.1754.

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7675240
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Hage, M. L., R. Liu, D. G. Marcheschi, J. D. Bowie, N. B. Allen, and B. G. Macik. “Fetal renal vein thrombosis, hydrops fetalis, and maternal lupus anticoagulant. A case report.” Prenat Diagn 14, no. 9 (September 1994): 873–77. https://doi.org/10.1002/pd.1970140918.

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7845897
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Darling, T. N., N. Sidhu-Malik, G. R. Corey, N. B. Allen, H. Kamino, and J. C. Murray. “Treatment of Mycobacterium haemophilum infection with an antibiotic regimen including clarithromycin.” Br J Dermatol 131, no. 3 (September 1994): 376–79. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2133.1994.tb08528.x.

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7918014
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Kingsmore, S. F., D. B. Kingsmore, B. D. Hall, J. A. Wilson, M. R. Gottfried, and N. B. Allen. “Cooccurrence of collagenous colitis with seronegative spondyloarthropathy: report of a case and literature review.” J Rheumatol 20, no. 12 (December 1993): 2153–57.

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8014948
Scholars@Duke

BOLSTER, M. B., N. B. ALLEN, M. P. HEYES, and R. M. SILVER. “ENHANCEMENT OF THE KYNURENINE PATHWAY OF L-TRYPTOPHAN METABOLISM IN EOSINOPHILIC FASCIITIS.” In Arthritis and Rheumatism, 36:S271–S271. LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL, 1993.

Scholars@Duke

ROBERTSON, C. R., J. R. RICE, and N. B. ALLEN. “TREATMENT OF EROSIVE OSTEOARTHRITIS WITH HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE.” Arthritis and Rheumatism 36, no. 9 (September 1, 1993): S167–S167.

Scholars@Duke

BOLSTER, M. B., N. B. ALLEN, M. P. HEYES, and R. M. SILVER. “KYNURENINE PATHWAY OF L-TRYPTOPHAN METABOLISM IN EOSINOPHILIC FASCIITIS.” In Arthritis and Rheumatism, 36:R17–R17. LIPPINCOTT-RAVEN PUBL, 1993.

Scholars@Duke

Rao, J. K., and N. B. Allen. “Primary systemic amyloidosis masquerading as giant cell arteritis. Case report and review of the literature.” Arthritis Rheum 36, no. 3 (March 1993): 422–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1780360320.

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8452587
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