Assessment of disease activity and progression in Takayasu's arteritis with Disease Extent Index-Takayasu

Aydin S. Z. , Yilmaz N., Akar S., AKSU K., Kamali S., Yucel E., ...Daha Fazla

RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.49, sa.10, ss.1889-1893, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq171
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1889-1893


Objective. Disease Extent Index-Takayasu (DEI.Tak) is a new index developed for the follow-up of Takayasu's arteritis ( TA), assessing only clinical findings without the requirement of imaging. We investigated the effectiveness of DEI.Tak in assessing disease activity and progression by comparing with physician's global assessment ( PGA) and active disease criteria defined by Kerr et al.