Mislav Radic

Klinički bolnički centar Split

Assistant professor Mislav Radić, MD, PhD, is a young rheumatologist working at the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Split, Croatia. His PhD degree thesis was on the correlation of Helicobacter pylori infection and systemic sclerosis. He is a member of the Croatian Society for Rheumatology, Croatian Society for Allergology and Clinical Immunology, and EUSTAR and a former EMEUNET Working Group member. In February 2017, he was a chairperson of the local organizing committee for EUSTAR educational scleroderma course, Split, Croatia, supported by both the EUSTAR and World Scleroderma Foundation. He is an author of more than 60 publications. His scientific and clinical interests are systemic sclerosis, osteoarthritis, vasculitis, epidemiology, and imaging tools in rheumatology.

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Systemic sclerosis is a rare autoimmune disease characterized by immunological alterations, small vessel vasculopathy, and skin and other organ fibrosis. Despite progress in the knowledge of pathogenic steps and therapeutic options, when compared with other rheumatic conditions, it shows the lowest life expectancy rate. Early diagnosis is important as early treatment could lead to better outcomes. Great progress has been made in the treatment of specific symptoms; however, there are still no disease-modifying drugs that are able to control the overall disease activity satisfactorily. This book covers the latest knowledge in systemic sclerosis from pathophysiology to clinical presentation and management. Hopefully, this book will be a useful resource to students, residents, rheumatologists, dermatologist, and anyone interested in this fascinating disease.

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