Fast Five Quiz: Presentation and Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis

Dirk M. Elston, MD

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October 09, 2019

According to the American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) classification, skin thickening of the fingers of both hands extending proximally to the metacarpophalangeal joints had a score of 9, which makes it a sufficient criterion for SSc classification. Patients with a total score ≥ 9 are classified as having definite SSc.

Digital tip ulcers, abnormal nailfold capillaries, and telangiectasia each had a score of 2, as determined by the ACR/EULAR classification system.

Click here to learn more about the ACR/EULAR classification system.

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