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Primary Central Nervous System Vasculitis in Children

Purpose:

To identify a child with primary angiitis of the central nervous system (cPACNS) who is likely to progress using the profile of Benseler et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, selection, disease progression

ICD-10:

I77.6

Description:

Benseler et al identified factors associated with disease progression in a child with primary angiitis of the central nervous system (childhood PACNS, or cPACNS). These can help distinguish this high risk group from those with nonprogressive disease. The authors are from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and University Children's Hospital in Bonn.

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