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Development and initial validation of the Vasculitis Damage Index for the standardized clinical assessment of damage in the systemic vasculitides.

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OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI) for the standardized clinical assessment of damage in the systemic vasculitides. METHODS: Using a nominal group consensus approach, the Birmingham Vasculitis Group generated guiding principles for assessment of damage in all systemic vasculitides. Damage was defined as irreversible change resulting from scars. Consensus principles were developed into the VDI, including guidelines for use, a list of items of damage, and a glo...

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10.1002/art.1780400222

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Journal:
Arthritis and rheumatism
Volume:
40
Issue:
2
Pages:
371-380
Publication date:
1997-02-01
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EISSN:
1529-0131
ISSN:
0004-3591
Source identifiers:
108462
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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