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Difficulties Diagnosing Interstitial Lung Disease in Scleroderma

Jun 08, 2015 6:44 pm

The diagnosis of chronic lung disease in patients with systemic sclerosis may be difficult because of atypical symptoms, variable evolution and limitations of current classification criteria for a definite diagnosis. Nevertheless, diagnosis is necessary as patients with SSc-ILD have a poorer prognosis than those with SSc without pulmonary involvement.  Vrancken and colleagues present a case report and brief review of this challenging complication.

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