Blood Levels of Protein Common to Lungs May Mark Progression in SSc-ILD

Blood Levels of Protein Common to Lungs May Mark Progression in SSc-ILD

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Blood Levels of Protein Common to Lungs May Mark Progression in SSc-ILD

A glycoprotein called Krebs von den Lungen‐6 (KL-6), known to indicate lung inflammation, shows promise as a biomarker of lung tissue damage and likely disease progression in people with scleroderma associated with interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD), a study reports. The study, “Serum markers of pulmonary epithelial damage in systemic sclerosis‐associated interstitial lung disease and disease progression,” was published in the journal Respirology and led by scientists in the U.K. Although many patients with SSc-ILD have relatively mild…

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