The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.
At this time, there are no screening guidelines or tests for scleroderma.
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Systemic sclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T116347/Systemic-sclerosis. Updated June 9, 2016. Accessed November 29, 2016.
Last reviewed November 2016 by Michael Woods, MD Last Updated: 5/20/2015