Aladdin J Mohammad

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence of and survival rates for WG, microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) and PAN within a defined population in southern Sweden. METHODS Cases were retrieved using hospital records and a serology database. All new cases of WG, MPA, CSS and PAN between 1997 and 2006 were included, provided they met(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the effect of baseline clinical characteristics and glucocorticoid treatment on temporal artery biopsy (TAB) findings in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS Individuals who developed GCA after inclusion in two population-based health surveys were identified through linkage to the local and the national patient(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES ANCA-associated vasculitis is commonly found in elderly patients, but there are few data concerning outcome and treatment in the highest age groups. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS Consecutive patients (N=151) presenting between 1997 and 2009 were retrospectively included from local registries in six centers in(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the association between late organ damage in patients with primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) and cigarette smoking. PSV included Wegener's granulomatosis (WG), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), and polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). METHODS The pattern and extent of organ damage according to the Vasculitis Damage(More)
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