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Criteria for Scleroderma Renal Crisis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with scleroderma for evidence of a renal crisis using the criteria of Steen et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Steen et al listed criteria for renal crisis associated with scleroderma. A scleroderma renal crisis may be hypertensive or normotensive. The authors are from Georgetown University, the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and Boston University.

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