Uncovering gastrointestinal involvement in systemic sclerosis requires ‘asking the right questions’

Although rheumatologists are more attuned to the skin symptoms associated with systemic sclerosis, there should be a “heightened awareness” of gastrointestinal involvement, which is highly prevalent among this patient population and can precede skin manifestations, according to data presented at the virtual ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium.“In systemic sclerosis, the gastrointestinal tract is incredibly important to understand,” Tracy M. Frech, MD, MS, director of the Systemic Sclerosis Clinic and director of clinical trials for the division of rheumatology atRead More

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