Use of a durometer to assess skin hardness.

@article{Falanga1993UseOA,
  title={Use of a durometer to assess skin hardness.},
  author={Vincent J Falanga and B Bucalo},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          47-51
        }
}
BACKGROUND Skin induration is difficult to quantify. In patients with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), a clinical skin severity score (0 = normal skin; 3 = maximal induration) has been in use for several years for assessment of skin involvement and therapeutic outcome. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to find a more objective method to assess skin hardness in patients with scleroderma. METHODS Finger pads, forearms, and thighs of 12 sequential nonselected patients with scleroderma… CONTINUE READING
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