Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis
Synonyms: Diffuse cutaneous systemic scleroderma | Progressive cutaneous systemic scleroderma | Progressive cutaneous systemic sclerosis
Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc) is a subtype of Systemic Sclerosis (SSc; see this term) characterized by truncal and acral skin fibrosis with an early and significant incidence of diffuse involvement (interstitial lung disease oliguric renal failure diffuse gastrointestinal disease and myocardial involvement).
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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http://www.orphadata.org. Data version March 2024
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Diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis?
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National Scleroderma Foundation
Our mission is to advance medical research, promote disease awareness, and provide support and education to people with scleroderma, their families and support network.
Scleroderma Research Foundation
The mission of the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) is to fund and facilitate the most promising, highest quality research aimed at improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for scleroderma.
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