Screening for Scleroderma
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The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
At this time, there are no screening tests or screening guidelines for scleroderma.
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 15th ed. McGraw Hill; 2001.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: http://www.niams.nih.gov/ .
Scleroderma Foundation website. Available at: http://www.scleroderma.org/ .
Last reviewed August 2008 by ]]>Ross Zeltser, MD, FAAD]]>
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