Diagnostik und therapie der ANCA-assoziierten vaskulitiden

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnosis und therapy of ANCA-associated vasculitis

Peer M. Aries*, B. Hellmich, W. L. Gross

*Corresponding author for this work
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The diagnosis of ANCA-associated vasculitides (AAV) consists of clinical symptoms, results of technical procedures and a characteristical histology. The diagnostic workup should focus on the prominent clinical symptoms and should involve an interdisciplinary team of specialists. The therapy is divided into induction and maintenance treatment. Cyclophosphamid remains standard therapy for the induction of remission, whereas azathioprine, methotrexate and leflunomide are often used for maintenance therapy. The introduction of a stage-adapted treatment has contributed to a significant improvement of the long-time prognosis of patients with AAV.
Translated title of the contributionDiagnosis und therapy of ANCA-associated vasculitis
Original languageGerman
JournalDeutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)443-446
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 03.03.2006

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  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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