What is it about?
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by microangiopathy, extensive fibrosis and autoantibody production. SSc patients with cerebral involvement and multiple macrovascular stenosis have been rarely described. We herein report a case of cerebral infarction and severe stenosis of the internal carotid artery and coronary artery associated with SSc
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Why is it important?
It is generally believed that microvascular disease is the hallmark of systemic sclerosis. Macrovascular involvement is not initially considered as a feature of SSc, but its mortality is high, which should not be ignored.
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This page is a summary of: Systemic sclerosis with cerebral infarction and severe stenosis of internal carotid artery and coronary artery: A case report, International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases, August 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1756-185x.14427.
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