Michael Paidas

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Systemic Sclerosis in pregnancy

Systemic Sclerosis in Pregnancy (scleroderma) 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Systemic sclerosis is a connective tissue disease that affects women five times more frequently than men. It usually affects women in their 40s and 50s and is characterized by diffuse vasculopathy, immunologic abnormalities and widespread fibrosis of the skin and…

Rheumatoid arthritis in pregnancy

Rheumatoid Arthritis in Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects approximately 1% of the population, occurs more frequently in women than men and presents during childbearing age. RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that usually affects the small joints of the hands and feet but can also form rheumatoid nodules, vasculitis,…

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