Indian Journal of Rheumatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69--75

Diagnosis and management of systemic sclerosis


Dinesh Khanna 
 UCLA Scleroderma Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dinesh Khanna
UCLA Scleroderma Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma, SSc) is associated with major mortality and morbidity that arises from the devel- opment of specific complications of the disease, including organ-based complications. The frequency and diverse nature of these complications makes systematic assessment and long-term follow-up essential to good manage- ment of SSc. This review will discuss the natural history of SSc, the predictors of progressive skin and internal organ involvement and current therapeutic management of these complications.


How to cite this article:
Khanna D. Diagnosis and management of systemic sclerosis .Indian J Rheumatol 2010;5:69-75


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Khanna D. Diagnosis and management of systemic sclerosis . Indian J Rheumatol [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Feb 25 ];5:69-75
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