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Abeer Fatima
Abeer Fatima12 months ago
Diagnostic Criteria of Systemic Sclerosis

Diagnostic Criteria of Systemic Sclerosis

The criteria for diagnosis of systemic sclerosis is devised by American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). A number of clinical and laboratory findings are scored. Score of 9 or greater than 9 indicates systemic sclerosis. The criteria for diagnosis of systemic sclerosis includes: - Thickened skin of hands near metacarpophalangeal joint - Generalized thickening of fingers - Digital tip ulcers - Pitting scars on fingertips - Abnormal nailfold capillaries - Pulmonary hypertension - Interstitial lung disease - Telangiectasia - Positive anticentromere, anti-topoisomerase I, and anti-RNA polymerase antibodies - Raynaud phenomena Reference: https://www.medscape.com/answers/331864-163569/what-are-the-acreular-revised-systemic-sclerosis-classification-criteria Image via: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30933-9/fulltext

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