The early heterogenous presentation of systemic sclerosis (SSc), in particular without skin involvement, has been a confounding factor delaying early diagnosis. In fact, early signs of SSc as Raynaud's phenomenon and puffy fingers, are also typical of other connective tissue diseases (CTDs) such as mixed CTD and undifferentiated CTD. In the last decade, a significant effort has been dedicated in defining molecular characteristics that could be used as early SSc biomarkers. In this narrative review, we address the present situation where several clinical scenarios are in search of a correct positioning into the prescleroderma (pre-SSc) phase as well as in the very early phase of SSc.

Insights into molecular and clinical characteristics of very early systemic sclerosis / Bellando-Randone, Silvia; Del Galdo, Francesco; Matucci-Cerinic, Marco. - In: CURRENT OPINION IN RHEUMATOLOGY. - ISSN 1040-8711. - 34:6(2022), pp. 351-356. [10.1097/BOR.0000000000000903]

Insights into molecular and clinical characteristics of very early systemic sclerosis

Matucci-Cerinic, Marco
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2022-01-01

Abstract

The early heterogenous presentation of systemic sclerosis (SSc), in particular without skin involvement, has been a confounding factor delaying early diagnosis. In fact, early signs of SSc as Raynaud's phenomenon and puffy fingers, are also typical of other connective tissue diseases (CTDs) such as mixed CTD and undifferentiated CTD. In the last decade, a significant effort has been dedicated in defining molecular characteristics that could be used as early SSc biomarkers. In this narrative review, we address the present situation where several clinical scenarios are in search of a correct positioning into the prescleroderma (pre-SSc) phase as well as in the very early phase of SSc.
2022
Biomarkers
Early Diagnosis
Fingers
Humans
Raynaud Disease
Scleroderma
Systemic
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