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Cardiac & Vascular Severity Scales for Patient with Systemic Sclerosis

Purpose:

To grade the degree of cardiac and peripheral vascular involvement in a patient with systemic sclerosis using the scheme 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 the heart, peripheral vasculature and other organs. The authors are from multiple universities in North America and Europe.

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