The Annual Review: Systemic Sclerosis Research

Author: Norman Bauman
Date Published: September-2015
Source: The Rheumatology Network

There have been many developments in the treatment of systemic sclerosis throughout the last year. Researchers continue to explore the possibility of genetic influences in disease progression and the role of SSc antibodies for diagnosis. New criteria has been proposed for Very Early Disease Onset Systemic Sclerosis. These and other developments have led to improvements in disease control and a better quality of life for patients who live with systemic sclerosis, also known as systemic scleroderma.