ACR: Criteria enable prompt diagnosis and treatment of CAPS

Cryopyrin-associated periodic syndromes (CAPS) are a rare, diverse group of inflammatory diseases characterised by severe system and organ inflammation, resulting in permanent organ damage. According to Dr Jasmin B Kümmerle-Deschner of the University of Tübingen: “Our novel, unique approach integrated traditional methods of evidence synthesis with expert consensus, web-based decision tools [1000minds], and innovative statistical methods. We hope this model can be of benefit in the diagnosis of other rare diseases.”

A Goodman, “ACR: Criteria enable prompt diagnosis and treatment of CAPS”, Pediatric News, Nov 19 2015