Revista Colombiana de Reumatología
versión impresa ISSN 0121-8123
CANTILLO TURBAY, Jorge de Jesús et al. Primary vasculitis: 62 years of history in Colombia. Rev.Colomb.Reumatol. [online]. 2006, vol.13, n.4, pp. 288-305. ISSN 0121-8123.
Objective: to review colombian case history of idiopathic vasculitis from the first reported case. Materials and methods: systematic review of the literature, identifying published clinical cases since 1945 to 2006 in MEDLINE, SciELO Colombia, LILACS, and BVS Colombia. Manual search through the library systems of the largest universities in Colombia. Results: we identified 3 studies of Periarteritis nodosa, 11 studies of Takayasu’s arteritis, 1 study of giant cell arteritides, 8 studies of classic PAN, 10 studies of Kawasaki’s disease, 19 studies of Wegener’s granulomatosis, 7 studies of Churg-Straüss disease, 8 studies of microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), 5 studies of Henoch-Schönlein purpura, 9 studies of Buerger’s disease, 2 studies of Primary Angiitis of the Central Nervous System, 3 studies of primary cutaneous angiitis, 1 study of peripheral nerve vasculitis, and 1 study of Cryoglobulinemia. In total 540 cases have been reported. Conclusions: during the past 62 years Colombian institutions have published 69 articles about clinical cases covering the 540 reported cases of idiopathic vasculitis. Of these articles 7 were published in foreign journals. These figures are considerably lower than the numbers for other countries in the region such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina. Despite the efforts of some institutions and authors, Colombia continues at a low level of output in this field.
Palabras llave : primary vasculitis; idiopathic vasculitis; Colombia; biomedical publications; research; investigation.