Progress in rheumatology: Understanding autoimmune disease

Robert M. Bennett

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    Abstract

    Fifty years ago, Wegener's granulomatosis was a uniformly fatal condition; the diagnosis was usually made post-mortem. Today, many patients survive, with a 93% complete remission rate reported 4 years after diagnosis. Four medical advances over the past 50 years have enhanced our understanding and management of this rheumatologic disorder. They are a rational classification of the vasculitides, development of a diagnostically useful serologic assay, successful treatment with cyclophosphamide, and novel ideas as to etiology.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)44-51
    Number of pages8
    JournalGeriatrics
    Volume51
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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