2013 classification criteria for systemic sclerosis: an American college of rheumatology/European league against rheumatism collaborative initiative


VAN DEN HOOGEN F., KHANNA D., FRANSEN J., Johnson S. R. , Baron M., TYNDALL A., ...More

ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.72, no.11, pp.1747-1755, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2013-204424
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1747-1755

Abstract

Objective The 1980 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) classification criteria for systemic sclerosis (SSc) lack sensitivity for early SSc and limited cutaneous SSc. The present work, by a joint committee of the ACR and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR), was undertaken for the purpose of developing new classification criteria for SSc.