Digital Ulcers, Raynaud’s and GI Symptoms Can Diminish Life Quality

Digital Ulcers, Raynaud’s and GI Symptoms Can Diminish Life Quality

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Digital Ulcers, Raynaud’s and GI Symptoms Can Diminish Life Quality

Three factors —  the presence of digital ulcers, Raynaud’s phenomenon, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms — appear to predict a worsening over time in life quality for people with systemic scleroderma (SSc), a study in nearly 500 patients shows. In addition, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) was found to significantly contribute to declining quality of life among those with long-standing disease. These findings may help to identify unmet needs among patients and appropriate interventions to address them, the researchers…

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