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Response to: ‘Criteria for CAPS, is it all in the name?’ by Touitou and Sarrabay
  1. Jasmin B Kuemmerle-Deschner1,
  2. Susanne M Benseler2
  1. 1Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
  2. 2Division of Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, Alberta Children's Hospital/University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jasmin B Kuemmerle-Deschner, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Tübingen, Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3, Tübingen 72076, Germany; kuemmerle.deschner{at}uni-tuebingen.de

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We thank the authors of the eletter ‘Criteria for CAPS, is it all in the name?’1 for her very thoughtful comments on how to best define and name the autoinflammatory diseases we currently call cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes—CAPS. The author very eloquently elaborate on some of the challenges we face when caring for children and adults with autoinflammatory diseases. Traditionally, disease names have highlighted the specific clinical phenotype—familiar cold-induced urticaria—or marked the name …

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