Keyword for Investigation, Referral to specialist and Writing hospital records by Systemic Sclerosis 5/5 (1)

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Last updated: 13/12 / 20ICD-10: M34.0 (diffuse form) M 34.1 (limited CREST form) The diagnosis is based on Medical history Medical examination findings Antibody Medical history Time of symptom onset (Raynaud's phenomenon and other symptoms) and for diagnosis * (Star) marks symptoms and examination findings that are included in ACR-EULAR criteria… Read on

Keywords for Investigation, Referral and writing hospital charts by Myositis 5/5 (8)

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Last updated: 6/12 / 20ICD-10 codes Polymyositis M33.2 Dermatomyositis M33.1 Juvenile Dermatomyositis M33.0 Antisynthetase syndrome M35.8 + J99.1 Inclusion body myositis M60.8 Myositis related to cancer M36.0 The diagnosis is based on Medical history Muscles Skin Lungs Examination findings (including CK) Exclude other disease (differential diagnoses) Medical history /… Read on

Sclero-myositis 4.75/5 (4)

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Last updated: 13/12/20 Scleroderma myositis overlap syndrome “sclero-myositis” Definition Scleromyositis is a systemic connective tissue disease that overlaps between systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and (dermatoma) myositis. Not all systemic connective tissue diseases can be classified in one or the other defined diagnosis. Some show overlapping features… Read on

Differential diagnoses Systemic sclerosis / scleroderma 5/5 (1)

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Last updated: 13/12 / 20A doctor who has experience with Systemic Sclerosis will usually make the correct diagnosis without uncertainty. In special cases, however, the diagnosis can be difficult. The suggestions below can be considered. Bleomycin treatment for cancer. Scleroderma / systemic sclerosis -like skin changes (with Raynaud's phenomenon… Read on

Antibodies in blood samples and biomarkers 4.17/5 (12)

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Last updated: 19/11/20 False positive blood test results Antibodies in blood tests occur in systemic connective tissue diseases and vasculitis and can be useful when diagnosing. These samples are ordered at the laboratory based on clinical suspicion of the disease in question. Unfortunately,… Read on

Systemic Sclerosis 4.61/5 (18)

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Last updated: 10/01/21 Definition of systemic sclerosis / systemic scleroderma Systemic sclerosis (systemic scleroderma) is a rheumatic connective tissue disease in which the body's immune system by mistake attacks its own organs (autoimmune disease). Typically, the skin is attacked. Internal organs (stomach and intestines, lungs, heart and… Read on

Myositis, muscle inflammation 4.76/5 (17)

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Last updated: 28/12/20 Myositis Definition Myositis diseases are found in several types, all of which are characterized by rheumatic inflammation of the muscles. They are divided into several subgroups: Dermato-myositis (ICD10 M33.1). The skin is also affected (eczema), please see separate page here Tissue test (biopsy)… Read on

Systemic connective tissue diseases 4.64/5 (72)

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Last updated: 26/12/20 Connective tissue diseases are rheumatic diseases with inflammation, joint pain or muscle aches. The diseases attack the connective tissue located in joints, muscles, skin and internal organs. When the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissue in its own body, autoimmune systemic connective tissue diseases can occur. … Read on