Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 20th, 1997
The insight provides major clues into the early stages of the disease and provides a new way to study its development. This may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment, and aid research into other autoimmune conditions, the Hopkins scientists say.
Scleroderma, which primarily strikes women between 30 and 60, causes thickening and hardening of the skin and damages arteries, joints, and internal organs such as the lungs and kidneys. Its cause is unknown.
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