Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage associated with progressive systemic sclerosis
1, it is quite apparent that patients with SLE and other rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), progressive systemic sclerosis
(PSS) exhibited a significant decrease in the haemoglobin content compared to normal control (P< 0.
Haviv and Safadi (7) reported a patient who developed rapidly progressive systemic sclerosis
manifested by worsening skin lesions, diffuse interstitial restrictive lung disease, progressive renal failure with normal blood pressure, and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia that occurred within a few weeks of oral corticosteroids and penicillamine therapy.
Nifedipine and thallium-201 myocardial perfusion in progressive systemic sclerosis
Approximately 70,000 in the United States have progressive systemic sclerosis
, the most serious form of the disease.