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Clin Rheumatol 2009 Sep 13;28(9):1121-5. Epub 2009 May 13.
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Scleroderma and other connective tissue diseases have rarely been reported among Africans. The objective of this paper is to have a retrospective study of the clinical and investigative characteristics of scleroderma patients seen in a rheumatology clinic. This was done in a private practice rheumatology clinic in Lagos, Nigeria. Read More
J Am Acad Dermatol 1984 Dec;11(6):1111-4
Two patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) developed keloidal-like nodules within areas of thickened skin. This extremely unusual event is most likely a keloidal response to the early inflammatory component of scleroderma in patients who are either genetically at risk for keloid formation or in areas of the skin that have a high predilection for keloid formation such as the chest. Read More