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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-05-31T21:41:11-0400
Eosinophils are involved in tissue remodeling and fibrosis in many inflammatory diseases. Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease with fibrotic skin and lung complications. The p...
This study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of an antifibrotic agent, pirfenidone as treatment of systemic sclerosis. The primary outcome of this study is improvement of skin fibrosi...
This is a randomised placebo-controlled study of moderate dose prednisolone for 6 months in patients with early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Seventy-two patients within 3 ...
B Lymphocytes are thought to play an important role in the pathophysiology of systemic sclerosis. In this study, the profibrosing role of B lymphocytes of patients with systemic sclerosis ...
Systemic sclerosis is a rare pathology characterized by fibrosis and vascular lesion with skin, pulmonary, digestive and cardiac localisation. Calcinosis cutis is commonly described, but i...
Skin pigmentation disorders in systemic sclerosis (SSc) have been sparsely described in the literature. Nevertheless, they could be a diagnostic and/or a severity marker.
The activity of the Wnt pathway, a critical mediator of fibrosis, is regulated by Dickkopf-1 (Dkk-1). Dkk-1 is absent from scleroderma skin in contrast to skin from healthy subjects where it is clearl...
To analyse the association between skin score with corneal biomechanics and dry eye tests in systemic sclerosis (SSc).
Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease characterized by tissue fibrosis leading to interstitial lung disease. Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) has been of interest as a potential diag...
We report a case of a 65-year-old man who developed an asymptomatic bluish spot that affected the flank and left lumbar region with the onset 10 years prior. He had a history of diffuse systemic scler...
A chronic multi-system disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. It is characterized by SCLEROSIS in the SKIN, the LUNGS, the HEART, the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, the KIDNEYS, and the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM. Other important features include diseased small BLOOD VESSELS and AUTOANTIBODIES. The disorder is named for its most prominent feature (hard skin), and classified into subsets by the extent of skin thickening: LIMITED SCLERODERMA and DIFFUSE SCLERODERMA.
Diseases that exhibit signs and symptoms suggestive of a connective tissue disease that do not fulfill clinical or diagnostic criteria for any one defined disease but overlap with criteria of multiple such diseases. Commonly overlapping diseases include systemic autoimmune connective tissue diseases such as RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS; and SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS.
A form of multiple sclerosis characterized by a progressive deterioration in neurologic function which is in contrast to the more typical relapsing remitting form. If the clinical course is free of distinct remissions, it is referred to as primary progressive multiple sclerosis. When the progressive decline is punctuated by acute exacerbations, it is referred to as progressive relapsing multiple sclerosis. The term secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is used when relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis evolves into the chronic progressive form. (From Ann Neurol 1994;36 Suppl:S73-S79; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp903-914)
Autosomal recessive disorder characterized by HYALINE deposition in the skin, bone, gastrointestinal tract, muscles and glands; multiple subcutaneous skin nodules; GINGIVAL HYPERTROPHY; and joint CONTRACTURES. It is comprised of two allelic disorders: infantile systemic hyalinosis and juvenile hyaline fibromatosis. Mutations in the capillary morphogenesis protein-2 are associated with the disorder.
A chronic form of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, CUTANEOUS) in which the skin lesions mimic those of the systemic form but in which systemic signs are rare. It is characterized by the presence of discoid skin plaques showing varying degrees of edema, erythema, scaliness, follicular plugging, and skin atrophy. Lesions are surrounded by an elevated erythematous border. The condition typically involves the face and scalp, but widespread dissemination may occur.