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Table 1 Current classification of the SSc [66]

From: Dental implants in patients suffering from systemic sclerosis: a retrospective analysis of clinical outcomes in a case series with 24 patients

Items Subitems Weighting (Points)
Pachydermia of the hands, proximal metacarpophalangeal joint (adequate criterion)   9
Pachydermia of the fingers
(only the highest points)
Swelling of the fingers (puffy fingers)
Sclerodactyly
2
4
Lesions to the fingertips
(only the highest points)
Ulcers of the fingertips
Scars on the fingertips (pitting scars)
2
3
Teleangiectasias   2
Abnormal peryonchial capillaries   2
Pulmonary participation
(max. 2 points)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Interstitial lung disease
2
2
Raynaud´s phenomenon   3
SSc-typical autoantibodies
(max. 3 points)
Anti-centromere
Anti-Topoisomerase I (Scl70)
Anti-RNA Polymerase III
3