Pilot Study of Description of Cicatrisation Rates of Digital Ulcers in Systemic Scleroderma

2020-03-27 03:25:31 | BioPortfolio


To make an updated inventory of digital ulcer care protocols in scleroderma patients and to specify the French data on monthly healing rates and local care with patients in care centers experience, and thus to know the impact of ulcers in different dimensions To evaluate the rate of healed digital ulcers at the end of the study

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Scleroderma, Systemic


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Bordeaux Hospital


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University Hospital, Limoges

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