Do vasculitis categorization systems really matter?

@article{Jennette2000DoVC,
  title={Do vasculitis categorization systems really matter?},
  author={John Charles Jennette and Ronald J. Falk},
  journal={Current Rheumatology Reports},
  year={2000},
  volume={2},
  pages={430-438}
}
The diagnosis of systemic vasculitides is challenging for many reasons. The etiology and pathogenesis of most vasculitides are unknown or incompletely known. Vasculitides have protean and overlapping clinical and pathologic features. There are conflicting if not contradictory approaches to diagnostic categorization. In spite of these challenges, precise diagnostic categorization is essential for appropriate treatment. This overview reviews the history behind the modern approach to diagnosis of… Expand
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