ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF VASCULITIS SCORING SYSTEMS

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Dr. Arvinder Singh

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Vasculitides are a heterogeneous group of chronic progressive remitting and relapsing inflammatory diseases of blood vessels with serious morbidity and mortality due to disease itself and its treatment with corticosteroids and other immunosuppressive drugs. At present, disease-specific biomarkers are not available to assess vasculitis activity and damage, so various clinical tools for the assessing disease activity, disease and treatment-induced organ damage, and prognosis are required for clinical practice and research purposes. These clinical and research tools have dramatically supported good structured clinical research and validated outcome measures as well as clinical record keeping and management of these disorders. In this article, we intend to analyze some of these clinical tools in relation to disease activity and prognosis in a clinical setting.

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