Pathogenesis of pulmonary fibrosis in systemic sclerosis: lessons from interstitial lung disease.


Interstitial lung disease is a frequent complication of systemic sclerosis and currently is the leading cause of death. Our ability to predict which individuals are at greatest risk of developing clinically significant, progressive interstitial lung disease remains inadequate. Identification of circulating autoantibodies and other biomarkers, as well as… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11926-009-0071-8