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Rodnan Score for Progressive Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with systemic sclerosis using the 26 site Rodnan skin score.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Rodnan developed a clinical score for assessing skin thickening in patients with systemic sclerosis. The score can be followed over time to monitor effectiveness of interventions. The author is from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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