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Scleroderma: Common Association, Uncommon Implications

Martha Kingman


Catherine Markin

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Conference: 2007 PH Resource Network Symposium

Release Date: 10.12.2007

Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions

File Download: 2007 Symposium SSCL

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Patients with scleroderma may develop interstitial lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, or both. thirty to fifty percent of patients with scleroderma or mixed connective tissue disease will develop PAH. Unfortunately, the development of PAH portends a very poor prognosis. For this reason it is imperative that routine screening occurs in order to aggressively treat these patients as early in the disease process as possible.