Systemic sclerosis: scleroderma

  • U.-F. Haustein
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Abstract

Systemic sclerosis is a chronic progressive disease in which features of Raynaud’s phenomenon and vascular occlusion are followed by sclerotic and fibrotic changes in the skin and internal organs. The average incidence is 8–12 patients per million population with a predominance of 3–4 females to one male.

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Nicotine Methotrexate Fibril Porphyrin Prednisolone 

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