Research Study to develop classification and diagnostic criteria for primary systemic vasculitis

 

Study Status

DCVAS investigators have recruited over 6000 patients from 133 sites in 32 countries and have returned data for 5500 participants.

Thank you to our collaborators for this tremendous achievement

DCVAS remains open to recruitment until December 2017 to enable us to reach target numbers in the Takayasu, PAN and comparator groups.

Recruitment to GPA and GCA ended on 1 November 2016.
 

Study Objective

Develop and validate diagnostic and classification criteria for systemic vasculitis which can be used in daily clinical practice and for use in clinical trials.

Study Population

  • 2000 patients over 18 years with a new or an established diagnosis of vasculitis
  • 1500 patients over 18 years with a similar presentation to vasculitis, but an alternative diagnosis
Study Start Date January 2011
Completion Date December 2017

 

Recruitment Guide

Data quality guide

June 2015 Newsletter

Please see the link below for progress updates

Recruitment and Site Update