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Classification Criteria Of Scleroderma.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 08:21 PM

Classification criteria of scleroderma. Those patients with systemic scleroderma involving the trunk are classified as "Cutaneous diffuse systemic scleroderma"; the association of Raynaud's phenomenon, capillaroscopic abnormalities and specific autoantibodies defines "limited systemic scleroderma"; among the latter patients, those with distal skin involvement are classified "Cutaneous limited systemic sclerosis". The old term "CREST" tends to be abandoned due to its lack of specificity. PubMed. Presse Med. 2006 Dec;35(12 Pt 2):1916-22. (Also see: Types of Scleroderma)

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