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Modified Rodnan Skin Score in Scleroderma Using 5 Sites

Purpose:

To evaluate skin involvement in a patient with scleroderma using the 5 site modification of the Rodnan skin score.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Modifications of the original Rodnan score have been devised to overcome practical problems with its use. One of the these modifications involves evaluation of fewer sites (5 rather than 26) and fewer grades (0 to 2 instead of 0 to 4). This score is simple, and it may be applicable to clinical situations where less precision is needed.

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