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The future of damage assessment in vasculitis.

Abstract:

Damage denotes the aspects of chronic disease that do not reverse with therapy. This concept is particularly important for the primary systemic vasculitides, since the careful differentiation between activity and damage may help avoid unnecessary exposure to cytotoxic medications. Damage significantly influences both longterm prognosis and quality of life. Because the primary systemic vasculitides have diverse manifestations, the use of a damage assessment instrument is crucial to ensure repr...

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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
34
Issue:
6
Pages:
1357-1371
Publication date:
2007-06-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:578cd686-7d1b-450f-94c1-0a7d3a9aac20
Source identifiers:
108404
Local pid:
pubs:108404

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