Assessment of disease severity and prognosis

T. A. Medsger, S. Bombardieri, Laszlo Czirjak, Raffaella Scorza, Alessandra Della Rossa, W. Bencivelli

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The Subcommittee members initially agreed on the concepts of disease activity, damage and severity, defining severity as the total effect of disease on organ function. It was decided to start with the assessment of severity using the Medsger's severity scale. A revised version of this scale was constructed. The rationale for the exclusion of other variables was provided.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number3 SUPPL. 29
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Disease prognosis
  • Disease severity
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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