Managing scleroderma

challenges in primary care

Vivek Thakkar, Owen A. Moore, Wendy Stevens, Mandana Nikpour

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Abstract

Scleroderma is a complex and challenging connective tissue disease that may affect multiple organ systems. Most patients have a slowly progressive course and can be managed with vigilant screening, monitoring and timely intervention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-42
Number of pages8
JournalMedicine Today
Volume13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • arthritis
  • calcinosis
  • clinical feature
  • differential diagnosis
  • diffuse cutaneous scleroderma
  • erectile dysfunction
  • gastrointestinal disease
  • heart disease
  • human
  • interstitial lung disease
  • kidney disease
  • limited cutaneous scleroderma
  • lung disease
  • myopathy
  • pathogenesis
  • primary medical care
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • quality of life
  • Raynaud phenomenon
  • review
  • scleroderma
  • tendinitis

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    Thakkar, V., Moore, O. A., Stevens, W., & Nikpour, M. (2012). Managing scleroderma: challenges in primary care. Medicine Today, 13(6), 35-42.