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Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis): classification, subsets and pathogenesis.
A disease severity scale for systemic sclerosis: development and testing.
This preliminary severity scale will be useful for assessing disease severity status in individual patients both at one point in time and longitudinally and serve as a framework for developing a scleroderma disease activity index.
Phototests in Patients with Various Forms of Lupus Erythematosus
ABSTRACT: Responses to ultraviolet B (UVB; 290–320 nm) were tested in 227 patients with main forms of lupus erythematosus (LE): discoid LE (OLE), discoid disseminated LE (DOLE), systemic LE (SLE),…
Studies on Criteria of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology for the Classification of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
- E. Beutner, M. Błaszczyk, S. Jablonska, T. Chorzelski, V. Kumar, H. Wolska
- MedicineInternational journal of dermatology
- 1 June 1991
It is concluded that the classification of the major forms of cutaneous LE, with and without systemic involvement, requires not only the ARA criteria, but also the examination of other factors such as those recommended by the EADV, and that the study groups should include SLE, SCLE, DLE, DDLE, and non‐LE controls such as PMLE.
Immunopathologic investigations in lupus erythematosus.
IgA pemphigus foliaceus. Report of two cases and a review of the literature.
Atrophoderma Pasini-Pierini is a primary atrophic abortive morphea.
APP appears to be an abortive morphea, in which the indurations failed to develop, and the differentiation from morphea is of practical importance because of different management and prognosis.
Childhood scleroderma and its peculiarities.
Critical discussion on a possible transitional form between localized and systemic disease and visceral involvement in cutaneous forms is followed by clinically applicable laboratory studies and management, including new therapeutic modalities.