Scleroderma: it has been a long hard journey

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Progress in the understanding of the aetiopathogenesis of scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) has been painfully slow and this has greatly impeded the application of specific disease modifying treatments. This article provides a brief historical overview of scleroderma (including the important Australian contribution of Dr Alfred Barnett and colleagues – see accompanying article in this issue on pages 513–18), highlights some recent pathogenic developments and summarises some exciting new therapies. Cautious optimism can now be offered to scleroderma sufferers.

Keywords: history; scleroderma; systemic sclerosis; treatment

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Immunology, Allergy and Arthritis, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 2: Rheumatology Unit, Department Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Publication date: August 1, 2006

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