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UK Scleroderma Study Group (UKSSG) guidelines on the diagnosis and management of scleroderma renal crisis

Lynch, BM; Stern, EP; Ong, V; Harber, M; Burns, A; Denton, CP; (2016) UK Scleroderma Study Group (UKSSG) guidelines on the diagnosis and management of scleroderma renal crisis. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology , 34 (5) , Article Sup 100. Green open access

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Abstract

The UK Scleroderma Study Group developed guidelines on the diagnosis and management of scleroderma renal crisis (SRC) based on best available evidence and clinical experience. SRC is characterised by the acute onset of severe hypertension and acute kidney injury. Current strategies to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality include identifying at risk patients to aid early diagnosis. ACE inhibitor therapy should be lifelong in all patients, regardless of whether they require renal replacement therapy. Patients with SRC may recover renal function up to 3 years after the crisis, most often within 12 to 18 months.

Type: Article
Title: UK Scleroderma Study Group (UKSSG) guidelines on the diagnosis and management of scleroderma renal crisis
Location: Italy
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: © Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Inflammation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1522559
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