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Does anyone know about systemic sclerosis?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Much research,but

D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist.
A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx.

In brief: Much research,but

D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist.
A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx.
Dr. Thomas Namey
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