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Modified Rodnan Skin Score in Scleroderma Using 17 Sites

Purpose:

To evaluate skin involvement in a patient with scleroderma using the 17 site modification of the Rodnan skin score.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Modifications of the original Rodnan score have been devised to overcome practical problems with its use. One of the more commonly used modifications involves evaluation of fewer sites (17 rather than 26) and fewer grades (0 to 3 instead of 0 to 4).

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