Jan. 25, 2023 – A recently discovered inflammatory disease known as VEXAS syndrome is more widespread and dangerous than previously understood, a new genetic analysis suggests. While it’s rare, researchers believe the disease may affect tens of thousands of men in the U.S. and may frequently go undiagnosed.

“Is VEXAS really more common than we think with patients hiding in plain sight? The answer is yes,” says Mayo Clinic rheumatologist Matthew J. Koster, MD, who’s studied the disease but didn’t take part in the new research project. His institution, he says, sees a patient with the disease every week or…


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