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One year in review 2017: systemic vasculitis

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

  1. Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy.
  2. Department of Rheumatology, University of Pavia, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation, Pavia, Italy.
  3. Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital 'Santa Maria della Misericordia', Udine, Italy.
  4. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence, AOUC, Florence, Italy.
  5. Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University Hospital 'Santa Maria della Misericordia', Udine, Italy.
  6. Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy.
  7. Rheumatology Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy. chiara.baldini74@gmail.com

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2017 Vol.35, N°1 ,Suppl.103 - PI 0005, PF 0026
One year in review

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Rheumatology Article

 

Abstract

Systemic vasculitis is a group of heterogeneous, disabling disorders. Great interest has recently arisen in pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and therapy of large- and small-vessel vasculitis. The general work hypothesis has been to promote research focused on disease-related pathogenetic pathways, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, thus leading towards more effective targeted treatments. Following the previous annual reviews of this series, we will hereby provide a critical digest of the recent literature on small- and large-vessel systemic vasculitis, with a specific focus on novel possible disease-related biomarkers and their impact on current and future therapies.

PMID: 28375840 [PubMed]

Received: 28/02/2017 - Accepted : 28/02/2017 - In Press: 29/03/2017 - Published: 19/04/2017