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Diagnostic Clues for Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To identify diagnostic clues that may suggest the diagnosis of systemic sclerosis.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M34

Description:

The diagnosis of systemic sclerosis in clinical practice can be challenging. The 1980 ACR preliminary criteria may not be sensitive for limited or subtle disease. Hudson et al list a number of findings that may be clues to the diagnosis. The authors are from McGill University and multiple institutions in Canada with participants in the Canadian Scleroderma Research Group (CSRG).

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