Skin Fibrosis Worse When Lungs Involved, Study Finds

Skin Fibrosis Worse When Lungs Involved, Study Finds

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Skin Fibrosis Worse When Lungs Involved, Study Finds

Scleroderma involving the lungs is associated with a greater degree of skin scarring, or fibrosis, according to a new research model that seeks to predict a person’s risk of organ-specific complications involved in that disorder. The study, “Correlation Between Skin and Affected Organs in 52 Sclerodermic Patients Followed in a Diseases Management Team: Development of a Risk Prediction Model of Organ-Specific Complications,” was published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology. Although best known for its characteristic skin…

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