Circulating endothelial cells as potential diagnostic biomarkers in primary central nervous system vasculitis.


OBJECTIVE Histological evidence is considered the only proof of primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV). However, brain biopsy is often omitted or delayed because of the invasiveness and possible complications of the procedure. Circulating endothelial cells (CEC) were shown to be elevated in patients with active antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/jnnp-2012-303335


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