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Do infections facilitate the emergence of Systemic Sclerosis?

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Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:01 AM

Do infections facilitate the emergence of Systemic Sclerosis?

A number of infectious agents have been proposed as possible triggering factors in SSc. It is very likely that the infectious agents are cofactors in a specific hormonal and environmental setting that mounts an immune reaction, which leads to the emergence of the disorder. Grossman C. (PubMed) Autoimmun Rev. 2010 Sep 20. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: Infections)

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