Recent treatments of interstitial lung disease with systemic sclerosis

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Abstract

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a disorder characterized by immune dysfunction, microvascular injury, and fibrosis. Organ involvement in patients with SSc is variable; however, pulmonary involvement occurs in up to 90% of patients with SSc. Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a major cause of mortality and, thus, a major determinant in the prognosis of patients with SSc. This review summarizes current findings about the characteristics of ILD in patients with SSc, selection of patients with SSc-ILD who are candidates for the treatment, and current treatment options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-110
Number of pages14
JournalClinical Medicine Insights: Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19-01-2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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