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Table 2 Predictive factors of occurrence of scleroderma renal crisis

From: French recommendations for the management of systemic sclerosis

Diffuse skin damage
Rapid progression of skin damage
Duration of disease progression < 3–5 years
Recent cardiac event
 Pericarditis
 Left ventricular failure
Anemia of recent onset
Anti-RNA polymerase III antibodies
Prednisone treatment > 15 mg/day within the last 3 months
  1. Adapted according to Steen 2003