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June 21, 2013

Outcomes in systemic sclerosis-related lung disease after lung transplantation


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Although systemic sclerosis (SSc) causes fibrosis and small vessel vasculopathy in multiple organ systems, pulmonary disease, including interstitial lung disease and/or pulmonary hypertension, is the leading cause of death in these patients. Due to their multi-organ involvement, candidacy for lung transplantation may be controversial. In particular, esophageal dysmotility and gastroparesis may increase aspiration-induced injury to […]

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