The Nosology of Wegener’s Granulomatosis Utilizing the Elk Format Augmented by C-ANCA

  • Richard A. DeRemee
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 336)


Before discussing the role of anticytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) in the diagnosis of Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG), it is instructive to consider the subject of nosology in general, which will clarify the usefulness and limitations of various systems of classification.


Etiologic Agent Oral Ulcer Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Activity Aphthous Stomatitis Lupus Pernio 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard A. DeRemee
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  1. 1.Mayo Clinic and FoundationRochesterUSA

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