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Kahaleh Skin Score in Scleroderma

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with scleroderma using the skin score of Kahaleh et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

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

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

Kahaleh et al developed a modified skin scoring system for patients with scleroderma. The score measures skin thickening at 22 sites. The authors are from the University of South Carolina in Charleston.

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