Prevalence and incidence of Wegener's granulomatosis in the UK general practice research database

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Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology. The UK General Practice Research Database (GPRD) contains the complete primary care records of approximately 3.6 million people. There are no data on the incidence and prevalence of WG from primary care. The aim of the study was to estimate the incidence and prevalence of WG in the GPRD population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1412-1416
Number of pages5
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Volume61
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2009

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Databases, Factual
  • Female
  • Great Britain
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Primary Health Care
  • Wegener Granulomatosis

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