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Assessment of kidney involvement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12889219     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) represents the classic manifestation of kidney involvement in SSc. It particularly occurs in patients with early, rapidly progressive, diffuse skin involvement. Its detection requires the assessment of a few core set variables: arterial blood pressure, serum creatinine, and urinalysis. In clinical investigations SSc patients developing arterial hypertension after the disease onset (new onset hypertension) without SRC should also be reported.
V D Steen; M D Mayes; P A Merkel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-31     Completed Date:  2003-10-28     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S29-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 3800 Reservoir Road, LL Gorman, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Kidney Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology
Rheumatology / methods,  standards
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications,  diagnosis*

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