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What are the tests for scleroderma?

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Dr. Arthur Bobrove
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Scleroderma tests

The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms.
Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to risks of certain types of complications. Anti rna-polymerase iii antibody, increases risk of renal crisis and sudden increase in blood pressure, antitopoisomerase ab, increases risk for scaring of the lung, anticentromere ab, pulmonary hypertension.

In brief: Scleroderma tests

The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms.
Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to risks of certain types of complications. Anti rna-polymerase iii antibody, increases risk of renal crisis and sudden increase in blood pressure, antitopoisomerase ab, increases risk for scaring of the lung, anticentromere ab, pulmonary hypertension.
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: History & Physical

The most important test is a history and physical, under the guidance of your physician, and rheumatologist, the dermatologist.
We have blood tests that can be run that can help guide the diagnosis, as well as tests to look for the systemic involvement of scleroderma such as the lungs and kidneys. Each person is different, and each person has to be evaluated individually and classified accordingly.

In brief: History & Physical

The most important test is a history and physical, under the guidance of your physician, and rheumatologist, the dermatologist.
We have blood tests that can be run that can help guide the diagnosis, as well as tests to look for the systemic involvement of scleroderma such as the lungs and kidneys. Each person is different, and each person has to be evaluated individually and classified accordingly.
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