Skin sclerosis and digital ulcers develop quickly in people with early systemic sclerosis

People with early systemic sclerosis may quickly develop skin sclerosis and digital ulcers. INTRODUCTION Systemic sclerosis is a rare but serious disease of the connective tissues, where the tissue grows abnormally and triggers the immune system to attack itself (autoimmunity). This can cause hardening (fibrosis) and swelling of the skin, as well as joint pain, […]

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New drug atacicept may help to prevent SLE flares

High-dose atacicept prevented disease flares, although there were some safety concerns. INTRODUCTION Systemic lupus erythematosus (also known as SLE or lupus) is an autoimmune disease. It typically starts in women between the ages of 15 and 45, but can affect both genders. The cause of SLE is not known, and symptoms can vary from patient […]

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