Table 2

Final list of criteria determined and ratified by the EUSTAR assembly

Criteria selected by experts
Criteria considered as having a high clinical relevance for the very early diagnosis of SScRaynaud's phenomenon
Puffy swollen digits turning into sclerodactily
Abnormal capillaroscopy with scleroderma pattern
Positive anticentromere antibodies
Positive anti-topoisomerase-1 antibodies
Criteria considered as leading to an early referralRaynaud's phenomenon
Puffy fingers
Positive antinuclear antibodies
  • EUSTAR, European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trial and Research; SSC, systemic sclerosis.