The complexity of managing systemic sclerosis: screening and diagnosis.

@article{MatucciCerinic2009TheCO,
  title={The complexity of managing systemic sclerosis: screening and diagnosis.},
  author={Marco Matucci-Cerinic and Virginia Steen and Peter Nash and {\'E}ric Hachulla},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 Suppl 3},
  pages={iii8-13}
}
The difficulties inherent in diagnosing, screening and treating SSc are reflected by the complex pathology of the disease, which involves the development of severe organ-based complications that reduce both quality of life and overall survival. Early detection and prompt treatment of such complications depend upon a successful and timely screening strategy, which, in turn, requires cooperation between disciplines and good collaborative links at all stages of the disease. Establishment of a… CONTINUE READING
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