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Poor scleroderma-pulmonary hypertension-interstitial lung disease (SSc-PH-ILD) Prognosis May be Linked to Pulmonary Veno-occlusive Disease (PVOD). A high prevalence of PVOD SSc patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease may explain the poor prognosis observed in this patient group, according to a new study. Scleroderma News, 03/19/2019. (Also see Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.
Pulmonary veno–occlusive disease (PVOD) is highly prevalent in scleroderma (SSc) patients undergoing lung transplantation. Presence of PVOD may be an unrecognised contributor to the dismal prognosis in patients with SSc –pulmonary hypertenson–interstitial lung disease. PubMed, ERJ Open Res, 2019 Feb 11;5(1). (Also see Lung Transplants for Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Transplants) This item was posted in the ISN Newsroom. Please check the newsroom daily for updates on scleroderma and other related articles.