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Doctors Peoples, Domsic, and Medsger discuss Classification and Subsetting of Systemic Sclerosis: A Guide to the Natural History of Disease and Prognosis.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve ability to identify systemic sclerosis patients at increased risk to develop diffuse cutaneous involvement, which facilitates earlier diagnosis of disease subtype and recognition and treatment of associated complications
  • Distinguish between stages of systemic sclerosis (early diffuse, late diffuse, early limited, late limited), which will allow prediction of the most frequent subset complications
  • Implement the clinical serologic classification system for systemic sclerosis, which allows identification of patients at risk for various organ system involvement


Doctors Peoples, Domsic, and Medsger have no relevant financial interests with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.50 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/29/2012 | Last Modified On: 11/29/2012 | Expires: 11/29/2013

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