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Developing Treatments for Sclerosis Patients

Mar 19, 2019 10:30:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in PBMCs, Stem Cells, immunosuppressive therapy


Systemic sclerosis, also called scleroderma, progressive systemic sclerosis, or CREST syndrome, is a rare autoimmune connective tissue disease with fibrosis and vasculopathy. Patients often have sclerotic, thickened skin, but some experience significant organ damage. Immunosuppressive therapy is a common approach to patients with systemic sclerosis, but there is a subset of patients that do not respond well to treatment.

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