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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 MD; Cappiello, Andrew MD; Dabage, Nemer MD; and Ramamurthy, Guruswamy MD, "A Case of Systemic Sclerosis Sine Scleroderma" (2020). West Florida Division Virtual Research Day. 45.