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Wegener's Granulomatosis | Modified Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS)

Purpose:

To evaluate disease activity in a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) using the modified BVAS of Stone et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M31.3

Description:

Stone et al modified the Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS) to measure disease activity in a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). This can be used to monitor a patient over time and to evaluate the response to therapy. The authors are from multiple hospitals in the United States and Europe participating in the International Network for the Study of the Systemic Vasculitides (INSSYS).

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