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Criteria for Rapidly (Fulminant) Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) has rapidly progressive (fulminant) disease.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Lally et al listed criteria for diagnosing a patient with fulminant progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS). This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive management or a novel therapy. The authors are from Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

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