WORKING GROUP NAME: SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS

Systemic sclerosis is a rare chronic disease of unknown cause characterized by diffuse fibrosis and vascular abnormalities in the skin, joints, and internal organs (especially the esophagus, lower gastrointestinal tract, lungs, heart, and kidneys). Common symptoms include Raynaud phenomenon, polyarthralgia, dysphagia, heartburn, and swelling and eventually skin tightening and contractures of the fingers.

CO-CHAIRS

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Ariane Herrick:

ariane.herrick@manchester.ac.uk

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Peter Merkel:

Peter.Merkel@uphs.upenn.edu

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John Pauling:

JohnPauling@nhs.net

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Susanna Proudman:

sproudman@internode.on.net

FELLOW

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Nancy Maltez

PRP

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Edith Brown

PRP

Virginia Hickey

MEMBERSHIP:

John Pauling
Peter Merkel
Susanna Proudman
Edith Brown

Virginia Hickey
Michael Hughes
Nancy Maltez

Dinesh Khanna
Christopher Mecoli
Lesley Ann Saketkoo
Peter Tugwell