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Table 4 Repeated vascular Doppler imaging results of 354 patients with Takayasu’s arteritis in follow-up visits

From: Association between acute phase reactants, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and disease activity in Takayasu’s arteritis patients

  Stable Improved Progressed
152 patients in active group at baseline
 120 patients achieved inactive disease 72 (60.0%) 15 (12.5%) 33 (27.5%)
 32 patients sustained active disease 9 (28.1%) 5 (15.6%) 18 (56.3%)
202 patients in inactive group at baseline
 96 patients remained in remission 53 (55.2%) 30 (31.3%) 13 (13.5%)
 106 patients relapsed 17 (16.0%) 3 (2.8%) 86 (81.1%)