Do serial ANCA titres predict relapse in ANCA-associated vasculitis?
- Antineutrophil cytoplasm autoantibodies (ANCA) are essential for the diagnosis of small-vessel vasculitis.
- Information for and against their usefulness to predict relapse exists.
- Different approaches, using various methods and definitions, have been used to answer the role of ANCA in predicting disease relapse.
- Multinational, multicentric prospective studies are needed to address this question using uniform definitions and preferably the best latest tools for ANCA detection.
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