Systemic sclerosis (SSc) -related calcinosis can be a debilitating, constantly painful, poorly understood vascular complication of calcium hydroxyapatite deposition in soft tissue structures that affects approximately 40% of both limited and diffuse cutaneous SSc subtypes. This publication describes the iterative and multitiered international qualitative investigations that yielded remarkable insights into natural history, daily experience, and complications of SSc-calcinosis providing pivotal information for health management. Patient-driven question development and field testing, according to Food and Drug Administration guidance, propelled the development of a patient-reported outcome measure for SSc-calcinosis, the Mawdsley Calcinosis Questionnaire.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.rdc.2023.01.017
View details for PubMedID 37028847