Longitudinal Protocol for Giant Cell Arteritis

Longitudinal Protocol for Giant Cell Arteritis

Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium
5502: Longitudinal Protocol for Giant Cell Arteritis
Status: Recruiting

Summary:  In the longitudinal studies, clinical and laboratory information will be collected on patients with vasculitis to study the disease over an extended period of time.  The data from the longitudinal studies will be used by scientists to study the genetics and causes of vasculitis, find new ways to track disease and predict responses, to understand how to treat patients, and much more.

Target Enrollment:  A total of 300 patients with GCA will be enrolled. Patients will have a diagnosis of GCA, according to the American College of rheumatology (ACR) criteria for classification of GCA, meeting at least 3 pre-defined criteria at the time of diagnosis.

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Vasculitis Foundation

The Vasculitis Foundation is the international organization for patients with vasculitis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them.