Oral Presentations 2017
DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2017-eular.2353
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Abstract: BackgroundSystemic sclerosis (SSc) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease characterized by fibrosis and small vascular involvement in the skin, lungs, heart and gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The esophagus is the most frequently involved GI tract disorder. Although the small intestinal involvement such as malabsorption and pseudo-obstruction is less common, it has been related to morbidity and mortality of SSc patients. We previously reported a close correlation between the esophageal diameter and the small intes… Show more

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