Relationship Between Disease Activity and ANCA Level by Elisa in the Long-Term Management of Vasculitis
Solid-phase immunoassays were used to examine the relationship between ANCA concentration and disease activity during follow-up of 63 patients with systemic vasculitis. ANCA levels fell with induction therapy. Relapses during long-term follow-up were generally associated with high or rising ANCA concentrations, although the temporal relationship between clinical relapse and changes in ANCA was variable.
KeywordsInduction Therapy Systemic Vasculitis Clinical Relapse Royal Postgraduate Medical School ANCA Level
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