Scleroderma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

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Romain De Winter (Editor)

Series: Immunology and Immune System Disorders, Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED044000

Systemic sclerosis or scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by widespread microangiopathy, immune system alterations and fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. This book presents current research in the study of the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of scleroderma. Topics discussed include the identification and treatment of the pulmonary manifestations of systemic sclerosis; interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis; nailfold capillaroscopy and early diagnosis of systemic sclerosis; localized scleroderma; evaluation of a new CENPB epitope array for systemic sclerosis-associated centromere autoantibodies; and iloprost in the treatment of Raynaud phenomenon secondary to scleroderma. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

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Preface

Identification and Treatment of the Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Sclerosis
(Todd Davidyock, Arthur C. Theodore, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA)

Interstitial Lung Disease in Systemic Sclerosis: Pathophysiology and Therapy
(Paola Cipriani, Vasiliki Liakouli, Francesco Carubbi, Piero Ruscitti, Paola Di Benedetto, Roberto Giacomelli, Clinical Unit of Rheumatology, Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical Science, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy)

Nailfold Capillaroscopy and Early Diagnosis of Systemic Sclerosis
(Slavica Pavlov-Dolijanovic, Nada Vujasinovic Stupar, Institute of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Localized Scleroderma: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
(Maria Teresa Garcia-Romero, Ronald Laxer, Elena Pope, Department of Pediatric Medicine, Dermatology Section, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada)

Evaluation of a New CENPB Epitope Array for Systemic Sclerosis-Associated Centromere Autoantibodies
(Iván Rodríguez, Khaoula Hamdouch, Carmen Rodríguez, Jose Perez-Venegas, Mohcine Bennani, Manuela Ortiz, Manuel M. Valdivia, Departamento de Biomedicina Biotecnología y Salud Publica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Cádiz, Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain, and others)

Iloprost in the Treatment of Raynaud Phenomenon Secondary to Scleroderma
(Rebeca Iglesias Barreira, Hortensia Álvarez Díaz, Belén Bardán García, Isaura Rodríguez Penín, Department of Pharmacy, Ferrol Health District, Spain, and others)

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