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Scleroderma, Systemic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Scleroderma, Systemic
Tree Number(s)
C17.300.799
C17.800.784
Unique ID
D012595
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012595
Annotation
note specific indentations and SCLERODERMA, LOCALIZED
Scope Note
A chronic multi-system disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. It is characterized by SCLEROSIS in the SKIN, the LUNGS, the HEART, the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, the KIDNEYS, and the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM. Other important features include diseased small BLOOD VESSELS and AUTOANTIBODIES. The disorder is named for its most prominent feature (hard skin), and classified into subsets by the extent of skin thickening: LIMITED SCLERODERMA and DIFFUSE SCLERODERMA.
Entry Term(s)
Sclerosis, Systemic
Systemic Scleroderma
Systemic Sclerosis
NLM Classification #
WR 260
Public MeSH Note
1971; SCLERODERMA was heading 1963-70
History Note
1971
Date Established
1971/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Scleroderma, Systemic Preferred
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