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Vascular changes in autoimmunological connective tissue diseases

Elzbieta Szymanska, Marta Wieczorek, Zuzanna Lagun, Aleksandra Malewska, Marek Roszkiewicz, Irena Walecka
DOI: 10.5603/AA.2016.0017
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Acta Angiologica 2016;22(4):172-176.

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Vol 22, No 4 (2016)
Review papers
Published online: 2017-03-14

Abstract

Vascular complications due to systemic connective tissue diseases pose a very difficult clinical problem. Due to the nature and location of the lesions, they very often prevent revascularization procedures and the conservative treatment is usually insufficient, which leads to a growth in the degree of ischemia and the need to amputate the limb. The authors clearly show the clinical picture of the most common diseases in this group — systemic lupus erythomatosus, systemic scleroderma, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease and Sjögren’s syndrome.

Abstract

Vascular complications due to systemic connective tissue diseases pose a very difficult clinical problem. Due to the nature and location of the lesions, they very often prevent revascularization procedures and the conservative treatment is usually insufficient, which leads to a growth in the degree of ischemia and the need to amputate the limb. The authors clearly show the clinical picture of the most common diseases in this group — systemic lupus erythomatosus, systemic scleroderma, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease and Sjögren’s syndrome.

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Keywords

connective tissue disease, vascular changes, systemic sclerosis, Raynaud’s fenomenon

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Title

Vascular changes in autoimmunological connective tissue diseases

Journal

Acta Angiologica

Issue

Vol 22, No 4 (2016)

Pages

172-176

Published online

2017-03-14

DOI

10.5603/AA.2016.0017

Bibliographic record

Acta Angiologica 2016;22(4):172-176.

Keywords

connective tissue disease
vascular changes
systemic sclerosis
Raynaud’s fenomenon

Authors

Elzbieta Szymanska
Marta Wieczorek
Zuzanna Lagun
Aleksandra Malewska
Marek Roszkiewicz
Irena Walecka

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