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Glucocorticoid treatment and damage in the anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides: long-term data from the European Vasculitis Study Group trials.

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OBJECTIVE: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis and microscopic polyangiitis are ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAVs). The Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI) quantifies damage. This study aims to determine the factors associated with long-term damage in the AAVs. METHODS: Data from 535 patients from four European Vasculitis Study Group trials were studied. A long-term follow-up (LTFU) questionnaire at 7 years post-diagnosis was completed. The associations between baseline (age, creatinine and BVAS scor...

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10.1093/rheumatology/keu366

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Suppiah, R More by this author
Flossmann, O More by this author
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Journal:
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Publication date:
2014-09-05
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EISSN:
1462-0332
ISSN:
1462-0324
URN:
uuid:a969ea0a-1c88-47b9-b318-b5801c6929e0
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485086
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pubs:485086

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