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Lung Severity Scale of Medsger for Patient with Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To identify lung involvement in a patient with systemic sclerosis using the lung severity scale of Medsger et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, severity, prognosis, stage, disease progression, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Systemic sclerosis may affect internal organs in addition to the skin. Medsger et al developed severity scales to grade severity of end-organ damage in the lungs and other organs. The authors are from multiple universities in North America and Europe.

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