Scleroderma related interstitial lung disease can be treated with new promising treatment

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Date Published: January-2016
Source: Bel Marra Health

Scleroderma related interstitial lung disease can be treated with new promising treatment. Interstitial lung disease is common in systemic sclerosis and is the leading cause of death. If discovered early on, though, prognosis is positive for patients. Interstitial lung disease is a term to describe a large group of disorders which refers to the scarring of lung tissue and supporting of the air sacs. This scarring can contribute to lung stiffness which affects a person’s ability to breathe which limits oxygen from entering the bloodstream.