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Epidemiology of vasculitis in Europe
  1. R A WATTS,
  2. S E LANE,
  3. D G I SCOTT
  1. Department of Rheumatology
  2. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
  3. Norwich NR1 3SR, UK
  4. University of Tromsø
  5. Norway, N-9037
  6. Rheumatology Section
  7. Hospital-Xeral-Calde
  8. Lugo, Spain
  9. Environmental Sciences
  10. University of East Anglia
  11. Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    1. W KOLDINGSNES,
    2. H NOSSENT
    1. Department of Rheumatology
    2. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
    3. Norwich NR1 3SR, UK
    4. University of Tromsø
    5. Norway, N-9037
    6. Rheumatology Section
    7. Hospital-Xeral-Calde
    8. Lugo, Spain
    9. Environmental Sciences
    10. University of East Anglia
    11. Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
      1. M A GONZALEZ-GAY,
      2. C GARCIA-PORRUA
      1. Department of Rheumatology
      2. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
      3. Norwich NR1 3SR, UK
      4. University of Tromsø
      5. Norway, N-9037
      6. Rheumatology Section
      7. Hospital-Xeral-Calde
      8. Lugo, Spain
      9. Environmental Sciences
      10. University of East Anglia
      11. Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
        1. G A BENTHAM
        1. Department of Rheumatology
        2. Norfolk and Norwich Hospital
        3. Norwich NR1 3SR, UK
        4. University of Tromsø
        5. Norway, N-9037
        6. Rheumatology Section
        7. Hospital-Xeral-Calde
        8. Lugo, Spain
        9. Environmental Sciences
        10. University of East Anglia
        11. Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

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          We recently compared the annual incidence of primary systemic vasculitis (PSV) in two different regions of Europe (Norwich, UK (latitude 52°N) and Lugo, Spain (latitude 43°N)).1Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) was more common in Norwich (10.6/million) than in Spain (4.9/million), though the overall incidence of PSV was similar. This supports the idea that environmental factors may be important in the aetiopathogenesis of PSV. To extend our observations we have now studied the incidence of PSV in northern Europe (Tromsø, Norway (latitude 70°N)). …

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