Systemic Sclerosis

An Update

Uwe-Frithjof Haustein, MD, PhD

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Lab Med. 2011;42(9):562-572. 

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Basic Treatment

Mostly symptomatic treatment consists of proton-pump inhibitors for reflux, prokinetic drugs, calcium channel blockers (nifedipine) for vasodilatation, and an ACE inhibitor (captopril, enalapril) or angiotensin (AT)-II rec antagonist (losartan) for the prevention of renal crisis. Aspirin and statins may reduce cardiovascular risk factors. When malabsorption is caused by bacterial overgrowth, rotating antibiotics are useful.

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