Rare Form of Systemic Sclerosis in Children Marked by Heart Problems

Rare Form of Systemic Sclerosis in Children Marked by Heart Problems

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Rare Form of Systemic Sclerosis in Children Marked by Heart Problems

Children with an extremely rare form of systemic scleroderma tend to experience longer diagnostic delays, are more likely to have heart involvement, and have worse clinical outcomes, according to a study of five children with the condition, which has no skin involvement. The study, “Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma in children,” was published in the journal Rheumatology. Scleroderma is caused by the accumulation of collagen, the protein that forms scar tissue. In its systemic form, scleroderma…

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