BACKGROUND: The treatment of systemic sclerosis is a difficult challenge because of the present lack of drugs definitely proven to alter the overall course of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To address the current guidelines and to analyze the perspectives opened by the availability of new drugs and the identification of previously unknown pathways. METHODS: The statements on current treatment are based on recently developed EULAR recommendations. The perspectives reflect the opinion of the authors on emerging topics. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: The treatment of systemic sclerosis has improved in recent years because a number of drugs have been shown to influence single disease manifestations. The identification of previously unknown pathways might open the way for further developments.

Anti-inflammatory: new trends in the treatment of the patient with systemic sclerosis

VALENTINI, Gabriele;
2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The treatment of systemic sclerosis is a difficult challenge because of the present lack of drugs definitely proven to alter the overall course of the disease. OBJECTIVE: To address the current guidelines and to analyze the perspectives opened by the availability of new drugs and the identification of previously unknown pathways. METHODS: The statements on current treatment are based on recently developed EULAR recommendations. The perspectives reflect the opinion of the authors on emerging topics. RESULTS/CONCLUSION: The treatment of systemic sclerosis has improved in recent years because a number of drugs have been shown to influence single disease manifestations. The identification of previously unknown pathways might open the way for further developments.
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