Colonic Microbial Signatures in Systemic Sclerosis How do they affect clinical manifestations?

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Date Published: January-2016
Source: Rheumatology News

Compared with healthy controls, patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc) harbor a distinct colonic microbial signature that may perpetuate immunological aberrations and contribute to clinical manifestations of SSc. This according to a study of 17 patients with SSc and 17 age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Researchers found: