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Table 5 Factors correlated with disease activity (NIH score ≥ 2)

From: Takayasu arteritis: clinical importance of extra-vessel uptake on FDG PET/CT

Number of vascular involvement sites P = 0.001
Number of extra-vascular involvement sites P = 0.542
Extra-vascular involvement
 NIH score ≥ 2 P = 0.309
 NIH score ≥ 1 P = 0.008
CRP P < 0.0001
ESR P = 0.015
WBC P = 0.424
  1. NIH National Institutes of Health, CRP C-reactive protein, ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate, WBC white blood cell count