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

Kernodle, GW, and Allen, NB. "Acute gout presenting in the manubriosternal joint." Arthritis Rheum 29, no. 4 (April 1986): 570-572.

PMID
3707635
Scholars@Duke

Allen, NB, and Studenski, SA. "Polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis." Med Clin North Am 70, no. 2 (March 1986): 369-384. (Review)

PMID
3512931
Scholars@Duke

Jordan, JM, Obeid, LM, and Allen, NB. "Isolated atlantoaxial subluxation as the presenting manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease." Am J Med 80, no. 3 (March 1986): 517-520.

PMID
3953628
Scholars@Duke

Haynes, BF, Allen, NB, and Fauci, AS. "Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to the patient with vasculitis." Med Clin North Am 70, no. 2 (March 1986): 355-368.

PMID
3951269
Scholars@Duke

Allen, NB. ""Tips" on acute arthritis and clubbing." N C Med J 45, no. 10 (October 1984): 651-653.

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6594586
Scholars@Duke

STUDENSKI, SA, POLISSON, RP, RICE, JR, CALDWELL, DS, and ALLEN, NB. "LATE ONSET SYSTEMIC LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS CHANGING CONCEPTS." CLINICAL RESEARCH 32, no. 3 (1984): A723-A723.

Scholars@Duke

STUDENSKI, SA, BEMBE, ML, CALDWELL, DS, POLISSON, RP, RICE, JR, and ALLEN, NB. "LATE ONSET SYSTEMIC LUPUS-ERYTHEMATOSUS - RACE AND SEX FACTORS." CLINICAL RESEARCH 32, no. 2 (1984): A469-A469.

Scholars@Duke

Apple, JS, Martinez, S, Allen, NB, Caldwell, DS, and Rice, JR. "Occult fractures of the knee: tomographic evaluation." Radiology 148, no. 2 (August 1983): 383-387.

PMID
6867329
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