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

MCCALLUM, R. M., N. B. ALLEN, L. M. COBO, B. A. WEBER, and B. F. HAYNES. “COGAN SYNDROME - CLINICAL-FEATURES AND OUTCOMES.” Arthritis and Rheumatism 35, no. 9 (September 1, 1992): S51–S51.

Scholars@Duke

Kingsmore, S. F., B. D. Hall, N. B. Allen, J. R. Rice, and D. S. Caldwell. “Association of methotrexate, rheumatoid arthritis and lymphoma: report of 2 cases and literature review.” J Rheumatol 19, no. 9 (September 1992): 1462–65.

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1433017
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Allen, N. B. “ANCA--the rheumatologist's perspective 1992.” Bull Rheum Dis 41, no. 8 (1992): 6–7.

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1472960
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Weiner, D. K., and N. B. Allen. “Large vessel vasculitis of the central nervous system in systemic lupus erythematosus: report and review of the literature.” J Rheumatol 18, no. 5 (May 1991): 748–51.

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1865425
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Christenson, V. D., M. A. Dooley, and N. B. Allen. “Discrimination of antineutrophil antibodies from antinuclear antibodies using immunofluorescence on neutrophils and HL60 cells.” J Rheumatol 18, no. 4 (April 1991): 575–79.

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1648616
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Vitullo, R. N., J. M. Wharton, N. B. Allen, and E. L. Pritchett. “Trazodone-related exercise-induced nonsustained ventricular tachycardia.” Chest 98, no. 1 (July 1990): 247–48. https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.98.1.247.

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2361400
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Allen, N. B., C. C. Cox, M. Cobo, J. Kisslo, M. R. Jacobs, R. M. McCallum, and B. F. Haynes. “Use of immunosuppressive agents in the treatment of severe ocular and vascular manifestations of Cogan's syndrome.” Am J Med 88, no. 3 (March 1990): 296–301. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(90)90157-9.

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2309745
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St Clair, E. W., C. C. Query, R. Bentley, J. D. Keene, R. P. Polisson, N. B. Allen, D. S. Caldwell, J. R. Rice, C. Cox, and D. S. Pisetsky. “Expression of autoantibodies to recombinant (U1) RNP-associated 70K antigen in systemic lupus erythematosus.” Clin Immunol Immunopathol 54, no. 2 (February 1990): 266–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/0090-1229(90)90088-8.

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2104788
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