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Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2003;21(3 Suppl 29):S19-23.

Assessment of lung involvement.

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Department of Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, University of Florence, Italy.


The aim of the subcommittee was to identify a core set of feasible variables reflecting the occurrence of interstitial and/or vascular lung disease. After extensive review of published studies and critical assessment of candidate variables, the subcommittee identified the minimal requirements to assess lung disease. Two core sets of variables are provided: the first concerns interstitial lung disease; the second pulmonary vascular disease.

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