Prediction of improvement in skin fibrosis in diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis: a EUSTAR analysis

Author: R. Dobrota1,B. Maurer, N. Graf, S. Jordan, C. Mihai, O. Kowal-Bielecka, Y. Allanore, O. Distler on behalf of EUSTAR coauthors
Date Published: March-2016
Source: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Improvement of skin fibrosis is part of the natural course of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc). Recognising those patients most likely to improve could help tailoring clinical management and cohort enrichment for clinical trials. In this study, we aimed to identify predictors for improvement of skin fibrosis in patients with dcSSc.