Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score - version 3

This BVAS calculator is presented by EPS Research Ltd, providers of Evaluelogix software for rheumatology. More calculator details + terms of use.

Tick the boxes only if abnormality represents active disease. If all the abnormalities are due to persistent disease (activity which
is not new or worse in the past 4 weeks), tick the box at the bottom right hand corner to indicate Persistent Disease Only.

Name: Date of birth: Reference / ID:
Assessor:  Date of assessment:

Is this the first visit? Yes: No:. The answer influences Renal scores.

General 
None apply
Myalgia
Arthralgia/Arthritis
Fever >38C
Weight loss >2 kg
Cutaneous 
None apply
Infarct
Purpura
Ulcer
Gangrene
Other skin vasculitis
Mucous membranes / eyes 
None apply
Mouth ulcers
Genital ulcers
Adnexal inflammation
Significant proptosis
Scleritis / Episcleritis
Conjunctivitis / blepharitis / keratitis
Blurred vision
Sudden visual loss
Uveitis
Retinal changes (vasculitis / thrombosis / exudates / haemorrhage)
ENT 
None apply
Bloody nasal discharge /
crusts / ulcers /
granulomata
Paranasal sinus
involvement
Subglottic stenosis
Conductive deafness
Sensorineural hearing loss
Chest 
None apply
Wheeze
Nodules or cavities
Pleural effusion / pleurisy
Infiltrate
Endobronchial involvement
Massive haemoptysis /
alveolar haemorrhage
Respiratory failure
Cardiovascular 
None apply
Loss of pulses
Valvular heart disease
Pericarditis
Ischaemic cardiac pain
Cardiomyopathy
Congestive cardiac failure
Abdominal 
None apply
Peritonitis
Bloody diarrhoea
Ischaemic abdominal pain
Renal 
None apply
Hypertension
Proteinuria >1+
Haematuria >10 rbc/hpf
Creatinine 125-249 Ámol/L
Creatinine 250-499 Ámol/L
Creatinine >500 Ámol/L
Rise in creatinine >30%
or creatinine clearance
fall >25%
NOTE: The creatinine
bands are to be ticked
only on the first visit.
 
Nervous system 
None apply
Headache
Meningitis
Organic confusion
Seizures
Stroke
Cord lesion
Cranial nerve palsy
Sensory peripheral
neuropathy
Motor mononeuritis
multiplex
Persistent disease only
BVAS