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

Shergy, W. J., R. P. Polisson, D. S. Caldwell, J. R. Rice, D. S. Pisetsky, and N. B. Allen. “Methotrexate-associated hepatotoxicity: retrospective analysis of 210 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.” Am J Med 85, no. 6 (December 1988): 771–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0002-9343(88)80019-6.

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3195601
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Kraus, V. B., J. N. Baraniuk, G. B. Hill, and N. B. Allen. “Ureaplasma urealyticum septic arthritis in hypogammaglobulinemia.” J Rheumatol 15, no. 2 (February 1988): 369–71.

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3361546
Scholars@Duke

Studenski, S., N. B. Allen, D. S. Caldwell, J. R. Rice, and R. P. Polisson. “Survival in systemic lupus erythematosus. A multivariate analysis of demographic factors.” Arthritis Rheum 30, no. 12 (December 1987): 1326–32. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1780301202.

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3435564
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Jordan, J. M., V. W. Hsu, and N. B. Allen. “Pyomyositis and polyarticular septic arthritis from Hemophilus influenzae in a nonimmunocompromised adult.” J Rheumatol 14, no. 6 (December 1987): 1190–92.

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3501805
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Ferguson, B. J., N. B. Allen, and J. C. Farmer. “Giant cell arteritis and polymyalgia rheumatica. Review for the otolaryngologist.” Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 96, no. 4 (July 1987): 373–79. https://doi.org/10.1177/000348948709600404.

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3619280
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Jordan, J. M., W. T. Rowe, and N. B. Allen. “Wegener's granulomatosis involving the breast. Report of three cases and review of the literature.” Am J Med 83, no. 1 (July 1987): 159–64. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(87)90513-4.

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3300322
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Jordan, J. M., N. B. Allen, and S. V. Pizzo. “Defective release of tissue plasminogen activator in systemic and cutaneous vasculitis.” Am J Med 82, no. 3 (March 1987): 397–400. https://doi.org/10.1016/0002-9343(87)90436-0.

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3103439
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Jordan, J. M., M. Manning, and N. B. Allen. “Multiple unusual manifestations of Wegener's granulomatosis: breast mass, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, consumptive coagulopathy, and low erythrocyte sedimentation rate.” Arthritis Rheum 29, no. 12 (December 1986): 1527–31. https://doi.org/10.1002/art.1780291217.

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3801075
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