Differential diagnosis of critical digital ischemia in systemic sclerosis: Report of five cases and review of the literature.

@article{Sharp2016DifferentialDO,
  title={Differential diagnosis of critical digital ischemia in systemic sclerosis: Report of five cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Charlotte A Sharp and Qasim Akram and Michael Hughes and Lindsay T S W Muir and Ariane L. Herrick},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2016},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={209-16}
}
OBJECTIVES Critical digital ischemia is a rare, but serious complication of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and is not always due solely to the non-inflammatory angiopathy that characterizes the SSc disease process. Our objective was to illustrate the range of presentations and causes of critical digital ischemia in patients with SSc in order to highlight how optimal management is dependent upon establishing the correct diagnosis. METHODS Five cases exemplifying differential diagnoses were… CONTINUE READING
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