Predicting mortality in systemic Wegener's granulomatosis: a survival analysis based on 93 patients.

@article{Bligny2004PredictingMI,
  title={Predicting mortality in systemic Wegener's granulomatosis: a survival analysis based on 93 patients.},
  author={Dominique Bligny and Alfred Mahr and Philippe Le Toumelin and Luc Mouthon and Lo{\"i}c Guillevin},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2004},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={83-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine predictors of survival of patients with systemic Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). METHODS We retrospectively studied 93 patients (median age 52 years, male/female ratio 1.7) with systemic WG. All subjects received cytotoxic drugs. Survival was evaluated as a function of the main clinical and laboratory parameters and 2 disease activity scores assessed at diagnosis. Statistical analyses used the multivariate Cox proportional hazards regression model. RESULTS The mean… CONTINUE READING

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