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OBJECTIVE To determine survival, organ damage and predictors of these outcomes in a population-based, longitudinal cohort study of patients with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). METHODS In a retrospective study, 56 WG patients (median age 50 yr) were followed for 56.5 months. Clinical and laboratory data, disease activity, organ involvement and the(More)
The anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) antibody test incorporated in the 1982 revised American College of Rheumatology criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus needs updating to reflect current insights and technical achievements, including allowance for the presence of nonpathogenic anti-dsDNA antibodies. As we need to develop at(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the diagnostic efficiency of anti-MCV, anti-CCP2 and RF detection for patients with RA. METHODS Cross-sectional study of patients with established rheumatic disease: rheumatoid arthritis (RA; n=75), psoriatic arthritis (PsA; n=25), 27 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS; n=27) and connective tissue disease (CTD; n=17).(More)
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