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Systemic Sclerosis

An Update on the Aberrant Immune System and Clinical Features

Edited by Timothy Radstake

Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Systemic sclerosis (SSc), or often referred to as Scleroderma (tight skin), is characterized by an exaggerated formation of collagen fibers in the skin, which leads to fibrosis. Accumulating evidence now points toward three pathological hallmarks that are implicated in Ssc, the order of which has yet to be determined: endothelial dysfunction, autoantibody formation, and activation of fibroblasts. This current book provides up-to-date information on the pathogenesis and clinical features of this severe syndrome. It is our hope that this book will aid both clinicians and researchers in dealing with patients with this clinical syndrome. In addition, we hope to shed more light on this rare and severely disabling syndrome, ultimately leading to better research and successful therapeutic targeting.

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Systemic SclerosisAn Update on the Aberrant Immune System and Clinical FeaturesEdited by Timothy Radstake

Published: February 3rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1326

ISBN: 978-953-307-869-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6737-2

Copyright year: 2012

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26182 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Pathogenesis of the Endothelial Damage and Related Factors

By Paola Cipriani, Vasiliki Liakouli, Alessandra Marrelli, Roberto Perricone and Roberto Giacomelli


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2. Blood Platelets and Systemic Sclerosis

By Sébastien Lepreux, Anne Solanilla, Julien Villeneuve, Joël Constans, Alexis Desmoulière and Jean Ripoche


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3. Using Proteomic Analysis for Studying the Skin Fibroblast Protein Profile in Systemic Sclerosis

By P. Coral-Alvarado, G. Quintana, C. Cardozo, J. Iriarte, Y. Sanchez, S. Bravo, J. Castano, M.F. Garces, L. Cepeda, A. Iglesias-Gamarra and J.E. Caminos


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4. Apoptosis of T Lymphocytes in Systemic Sclerosis

By M. Szymanek, G. Chodorowska, A. Pietrzak and D. Krasowska


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5. Cytokines in Systemic Sclerosis: Focus on IL-17

By Julie Baraut, Dominique Farge, Elena Ivan-Grigore, Franck Verrecchia and Laurence Michel


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6. Biological Ageing Research in Systemic Sclerosis: Time to Grow up?

By J.C.A. Broen, L. McGlynn, T.R.D.J. Radstake and P.G. Shiels


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7. Fibrocytes in Scleroderma Lung Fibrosis

By Ronald Reilkoff, Aditi Mathur and Erica Herzog


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8. Inhibition of Thrombin as a Novel Strategy in the Treatment of Scleroderma-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

By Galina S. Bogatkevich, Kristin B. Highland, Tanjina Akter, Paul J. Nietert, Ilia Atanelishvili, Joanne van Ryn and Richard M. Silver


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9. Emerging Issues in the Immunopathogenesis, Diagnosis and Clinical Management of Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Associated with Systemic Sclerosis

By Dimitrios P. Bogdanos, Cristina Rigamonti, Daniel Smyk, Maria G. Mytilinaiou, Eirini I. Rigopoulou and Andrew K. Burroughs


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10. Capillary Dimension Measured by Computer Based Digitalized Image in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis

By Hyun-Sook Kim


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11. Scleroderma Renal Crisis

By Lola Chabtini, Marwan Mounayar, Jamil Azzi, Vanesa Bijol, Sheldon Bastacky, Helmut G Rennke and Ibrahim Batal


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12. Pregnancy and Scleroderma

By Charlotte Gorgiard, Alice Bérezné and Luc Mouthon


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