Assessment of disease activity and progression in Takayasu's arteritis with Disease Extent Index-Takayasu

Aydin S. Z. , Yilmaz N., Akar S., AKSU K., Kamali S., Yucel E., ...More

RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.49, no.10, pp.1889-1893, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq171
  • Title of Journal : RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1889-1893
  • Keywords: Takayasu arteritis, Disease activity, DEI, Tak, Birmingham vasculitis activity score, LIMITATIONS, THERAPY


Objective. Disease Extent Index-Takayasu (DEI.Tak) is a new index developed for the follow-up of Takayasu's arteritis ( TA), assessing only clinical findings without the requirement of imaging. We investigated the effectiveness of DEI.Tak in assessing disease activity and progression by comparing with physician's global assessment ( PGA) and active disease criteria defined by Kerr et al.