The Australian Scleroderma Interest Group and database: 10 years of screening to save lives

Mandana Nikpour, Susanna Proudman, Kathleen Morrisroe, Joanne M Sahhar and Wendy Stevens
Med J Aust 2017; 206 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja16.01135
Published online: 20 March 2017

As 2017 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Australian Scleroderma Interest Group (ASIG), we want to raise awareness of the significant morbidity and mortality associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc), a chronic multisystem autoimmune disorder characterised by vasculopathy and fibrosis, with a particular focus on SSc-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).1

  • Mandana Nikpour1
  • Susanna Proudman2
  • Kathleen Morrisroe1
  • Joanne M Sahhar3
  • Wendy Stevens1

  • 1 St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA
  • 3 Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC


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