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Scleroderma Risk Model for 5 Year Survival

Purpose:

To predict survival in a patient presenting with scleroderma using the simple risk model of Bryan et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, end-of-life, palliative care

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Bryan et al developed a simple score for predicting survival and the risk of mortality at 5 years after presentation in patients with scleroderma. This can help identify patients requiring more aggressive therapy and closer monitoring. The authors are from the University of Manchester and Royal Free Hospital (London) in England.

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