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New Systemic Sclerosis Classification Created

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#1 janey


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:14 AM

New Systemic Sclerosis Classification Created.

One in five patients with clinical symptoms characteristic of systemic sclerosis do not fit into the popular classification scheme that divides the disease into the diffuse and limited cutaneous subtypes, according to Dr. Thomas Krieg. B. Jancin. Rheumatology News. Volume 7, Issue 9, Page 27 (September 2008) (Also see: Types of Scleroderma, Overlap, and Undifferentiated)

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:48 AM

Hi Janey,

Thank you for this article. I guess Gareth would be in the Sine (2%) or Undifferentiated catagory (8%)......when his Raynaud's decides to 'kick in.' He had all the other symptoms but Raynauds. It seems that is one of the main criteria for a Sclero diagnosis. It is interesting that 20% of patients have a family history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).....my Dad had RA.

Take care, Everyone.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 11:28 AM

Hi Janey

Great article, thank you!!
Sending good wishes your way!