Comparison of disease activity measures for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.

  title={Comparison of disease activity measures for anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis.},
  author={Peter A. Merkel and David D. Cuthbertson and Bernhard Hellmich and Gary S. Hoffman and David Jayne and Cees G. M. Kallenberg and Jeffrey P. Krischer and Raashid Ahmed Luqmani and Alfred Mahr and Eric L Matteson and Ulrich Specks and James Stone},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={68 1},
AIM Currently, several different instruments are used to measure disease activity and extent in clinical trials of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, leading to division among investigative groups and difficulty comparing study results. An exercise comparing six different vasculitis instruments was performed. METHODS A total of 10 experienced vasculitis investigators from 5 countries scored 20 cases in the literature of Wegener granulomatosis or microscopic… CONTINUE READING
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