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The French Five Factor Score (FFS)

Purpose:

To determine the prognosis for a patient with systemic vasculitis using the French Five Factor Score (FFS).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M31

Description:

Guillevin et al developed a Five Factor Score (FFS) that can be used to predict prognosis in patients with polyarteritis nodosa, Churg-Strauss Syndrome and other systemic vasculitides. This can help identify those patients who may require more aggressive management. The authors are from the French Vasculitis Study Group.

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