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Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI)

Purpose:

To evaluate a person with vasculitis using the Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI).

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

L95, M05.2

Description:

The Vasculitis Damage Index (VDI) is a standardized clinical assessment of damage caused by a systemic vasculitis, where damage is considered irreversible change resulting from scars. It consists of 65 items divided into 11 organ or system groups. The index was developed at the University of Birmingham in England.

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