Scleroderma Renal Crisis in a Normotensive Patient

@inproceedings{AsamoahOdei2016SclerodermaRC,
  title={Scleroderma Renal Crisis in a Normotensive Patient},
  author={Efua Asamoah-Odei},
  booktitle={Kidney international reports},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION S ystemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is an autoimmune disorder of unclear etiology that leads to fibrosis and vascular injury of the skin and multiple organs, including the lungs, heart, gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, and the musculoskeletal system. It is classified as either diffuse or limited cutaneous based on the extent of skin thickening. In the diffuse form of systemic sclerosis, skin thickening is extensive and usually occurs within 1 year, compared with the limited cutaneous… CONTINUE READING