Table 3

Questions generated by the Delphi exercise

1Which diseases should be included in future classification/diagnostic criteria?
2Should there be upper or lower age limits for certain vasculitides?
3What methodologies should be used to create classification/diagnostic criteria?
4What is the role of biopsy findings in diagnosis?
5What is the role of ANCA in diagnosis?
6What is the importance of vessel size and vessel type when considering criteria?
7What is the role of radiographic imaging in diagnosis?
8What is the role of surrogate markers in diagnosis?
9Should we identify and exclude ‘mimics’ prior to making the diagnosis of vasculitis?
10Shall we cease to use eponyms as primary names for the vasculitides?
  • ANCA, anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibody.