Connective tissue diseases: New criteria improve recognition of early systemic sclerosis

Author: Yoshihide Asano & Shinichi Sato
Date Published: November-2014
Source: Nature Reviews Rheumatology

In systemic sclerosis (SSc), new classification criteria highly sensitive to early and limited forms of the disease could facilitate not only the recognition of early SSc, but also the discovery of biomarkers of poor prognosis, with potential benefits for conducting clinical trials.