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Disease activity assessment in childhood vasculitis: Development and preliminary validation of the Paediatric Vasculitis Activity Score (PVAS)

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Background Rare chronic childhood vasculitides lack a reliable disease activity assessment tool. With emerging new treatment modalities such a tool has become increasingly essential for both clinical practice and therapeutic trials to reproducibly quantify change in disease state. Objective To develop and validate a paediatric vasculitis activity assessment tool based on modification of the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVASv.3). Methods A paediatric vasculitis registry was reviewed t...

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Dolezalova, P More by this author
Price-Kuehne, FE More by this author
Benseler, SM More by this author
Cabral, DA More by this author
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Journal:
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume:
72
Issue:
10
Pages:
1628-1633
Publication date:
2013-10-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1468-2060
ISSN:
0003-4967
URN:
uuid:5b79a804-7aea-4531-bd0b-c4d42e5461bd
Source identifiers:
430131
Local pid:
pubs:430131
Language:
English

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