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Long-term patient survival in ANCA-associated vasculitis
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    Early diagnosis will further add years to life of patients with vasculitis
    • Piero Stratta, Director Chair of Nephrology
    • Other Contributors:
      • Marco Quaglia, Roberta Fenoglio

    Dear Editor,

    In a recent paper dealing with long term outcome of vasculitis, the authors conclude that "despite recent advances in treatment, patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis continue to have an excess mortality, ..." and ..."it is unclear to what extent improved treatments will have an impact on later mortality" [1].
    On the basis of our experience on 101 patients with vasculitis, 94 with histological dia...

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