Development and initial validation of the Vasculitis Damage Index for the standardized clinical assessment of damage in the systemic vasculitides.

@article{Exley1997DevelopmentAI,
  title={Development and initial validation of the Vasculitis Damage Index for the standardized clinical assessment of damage in the systemic vasculitides.},
  author={A. Exley and Paul A. Bacon and Raashid Ahmed Luqmani and George D Kitas and Caroline Gordon and Caroline O. S. Savage and Dwomoa Adu},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={371-80}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop and validate the Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI) for the standardized clinical assessment of damage in the systemic vasculitides. METHODS Using a nominal group consensus approach, the Birmingham Vasculitis Group generated guiding principles for assessment of damage in all systemic vasculitides. Damage was defined as irreversible change… CONTINUE READING