John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Systemic scleroderma in a 16-year-old boy: the diagnostic relevance of capillaroscopy and fluorescence video microscopy Volume 7, numéro 5, July - August 1997

Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Tübingen, Liebermeisterstrasse 25, D-72072 Tübingen, Germany.
  • Page(s) : 381-4
  • Année de parution : 2000

Systemic scleroderma (SSc) is a connective tissue disease of unclear pathogenesis. It is characterized by induration and thickening of the skin, Raynaud's phenomenon and involvement of the inner organs. The incidence is about 4 to 12 per million [1], with women affected 3 to 5 times as frequently as men. Systemic scleroderma rarely appears in children. Only 1.5% of all SSc patients are younger than 10 years and 7.2% are between [...]