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Group of Rheumatology Universidad de Antioquia GRUA

Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

C

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Medical and health sciences

Subdiscipline

Clinical medicine

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Strategic Focus

Our group’s mission is to research rheumatology, especially systemic lupus erythematosus and primary vasculitis. It also aims to train specialists on rheumatology and carry out rheumatology-care related activities such as hospitalization and external consultancy. We also aim to create an autoimmunity laboratory in a conjoint effort with the School of Medicine’s GICIG (Cellular Immunology and Immunogenetics) group.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Clinical and therapeutic aspects of systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Autoimmunity.
  • Young dermatomyositis.
  • Rheumatic diseases in children in the context of intensive care.
  • Latin American Group for Lupus Study (GLADEL­Grupo Latinoamericano para el estudio del lupus).
  • Lupus erythematosus and infection.
  • Pediatric rheumatology.
  • Validation of instruments for monitoring rheumatic patients in external consultancy.
  • Levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis (LACIV).
  • Primary systemic vasculitis.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Luis Alonso González Naranjo MD

Specialization in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Universidad de Antioquia

Lupus Research Fellow of the STELLAR

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

The Rheumatology Group from Universidad de Antioquia is currently engaged in clinical research on primary vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus. The group members are also part of GLADEL group, which has various headquarters over Latin America, where it studies systemic lupus erythematosus. They are currently part of various research projects carried out by GLADEL, such as the one investigating lupus nephritis biomarkers.  The group has also worked together on research projects with rheumatologists from the Clinic Hospital of Barcelona, Spain. Additionally, the group is working on a conjoint, ongoing research project with Cellular Immunology and Immunogenetics Group from Universidad de Antioquia.

Notable Projects

  • Tuberculosis-associated factors in systemic lupus erythematosus patients.
  • Mortality in lupus erythematosus patients in intensive care unit.
  • Obstetric outcomes in women with Takayasu's arteritis.
  • nosocomial bacterial infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis (LACIV).

Main Research Results

Research Portafolio

- Academic courses for students, residents, medical specialists, and subspecialists.

- Annual Reumatologya S.A Symposium.

- International Systemic Vasculitis Symposium.

- Training of rheumatology specialists in the rheumatology postgraduate specialization.

- Encounter of lupus erythematosus patients for educating them about the disease.

More Information

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