Optimisation of vasculitis disease assessments in clinical trials, clinical care and long-term databases.
The systemic vasculitides are a group of rare, chronic, relapsing, but often progressive inflammatory conditions. They are associated with a significant burden of morbidity both due to scarring from the disease itself and as a consequence of treatment with glucocorticoids and other potent immunosuppressive agents. Careful assessment of disease activity is critical to guide appropriate use of these potentially toxic therapies. It is also important to differentiate features of active disease fr...Expand abstract
- Clinical and experimental rheumatology
- 5 Suppl 85
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