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Blake Medical Center
scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, autoimmune diseases, hypertension
Immune System Diseases | Nephrology | Rheumatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
- Scleroderma and systemic sclerosis are autoimmune phenomena that can cause progressive and permanent damage to the organs of the human body.
- They can cause fibrosis of various internal organs, including the kidneys, lungs, GI tract, and heart
- Rarely, the only manifestation of systemic sclerosis is severe hypertension with renal failure, a subset known as systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma.
Lugo, Adrian; Cappiello, Andrew; Dabage, Nemer; and Ramamurthy, Guruswamy, "A Case of Systemic Sclerosis Sine Scleroderma" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day 2020. 45.