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Predictors for Scleroderma Renal Crisis

Purpose:

To determine if a person with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is at risk for developing renal involvement.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Steen et al identified factors that presage development of significant renal involvement in patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (scleroderma). Patients at risk can be monitored more closely and receive early intervention to prevent development of renal failure. The authors are from the University of Pittsburgh.

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