Medical Field: Rheumatology
Award: Winner
Country: Slovenia
Year: 2019
Research Work: IgA vasculitis in adults: few certainties and many uncertainties
Published in: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

The research field of Assist. Prof. Alojzija Hočevar, MD, PhD, from the Department of Rheumatology of the University Medical Centre Ljubljana, is IgA vasculitis. She found out that obese patients who have high blood pressure and diabetes are more susceptible to IgA vasculitis, thus a healthy lifestyle is important also in preventing this inflammatory rheumatic disease.

The recognition of the achievements of our research team represents a motivation for further work and research, with the final goal to improve the patients’ lives.