Serum levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are markedly elevated in patients with Wegener's granulomatosis.
- Published Article
British journal of rheumatology
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 1998
VEGF levels are raised in WG patients compared to normal controls and may be a marker of disease activity. Further studies on serial blood samples from a large cohort of patients with WG and other systemic vasculitides are needed to evaluate the specificity and usefulness of VEGF levels in monitoring disease activity.
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