Assessment of lung involvement

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


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.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Rheumatology / methods
  • Rheumatology / standards
  • Scleroderma, Systemic / diagnosis*