Scleroderma, An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323393546, 9780323393553

Scleroderma, An Issue of Rheumatic Disease Clinics, Volume 41-3

1st Edition

Authors: Maureen Mayes
eBook ISBN: 9780323393553
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323393546
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 3rd August 2015
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Description

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease. It’s estimated that about 300,000 Americans have scleroderma. About one third of those people have the systemic form of scleroderma. Since scleroderma presents with symptoms similar to other autoimmune diseases, diagnosis is difficult. This issue will cover: The Genetic Basis of SSc: Genetics, Epigenetics, Mechanisms of Pathogenesis – linking fibrosis, vasculopathy and immune dysregulation, The Role of Autoantibodies in Diagnosis and Prognosis/survival; Managing Raynaud’s phenomenon and ischemic ulcers, managing SSc Lung Disease, Monitoring for and Managing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, and many more!


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 2015
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780323393553
Hardcover ISBN:
9780323393546

About the Authors

Maureen Mayes Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Internal Medicine Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics University of Texas – Houston Medical School