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Gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma)


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Posted 19 April 2010 - 03:51 AM

Gastrointestinal manifestations of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma).

Nearly 90 percent of patients with systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) have some degree of gastrointestinal (GI) involvement, with approximately one-half being symptomatic. Severe GI problems, including malabsorption and intestinal pseudoobstruction, are much less common, affecting less than 10 percent of patients during the first nine years of illness. Stephanie A Kaye-Barrett, MD. UpToDate for Patients. April, 2010. (Also see: GI Involvement)

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