How is scleroderma diagnosed?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Sergio A Jimenez, MD, MACR, FACP, FRCP(UK Hon); Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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The diagnosis of systemic sclerosis is based on the clinical manifestations. Nevertheless, a number of tests and procedures may be used in the initial diagnosis (eg, to exclude alternative diagnoses), the assessment of organ involvement, and monitoring of disease progression.


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