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General & Skin Severity Scales for Patient with Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with systemic sclerosis using the general and skin severity scales of Medsger et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression

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 affected organs. The authors are from multiple universities in North America and Europe.

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