EULAR points to consider in the development of classification and diagnostic criteria in systemic vasculitis


Basu N., Watts R., Bajema I., Baslund B., Bley T., Boers M., ...More

ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.69, no.10, pp.1744-1750, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/ard.2009.119032
  • Journal Name: ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1744-1750
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives The systemic vasculitides are multiorgan diseases where early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve outcomes. Robust nomenclature reduces diagnostic delay. However, key aspects of current nomenclature are widely perceived to be out of date, these include disease definitions, classification and diagnostic criteria. Therefore, the aim of the present work was to identify deficiencies and provide contemporary points to consider for the development of future definitions and criteria in systemic vasculitis.