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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 70  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 96--98

Progressive systemic sclerosis in childhood: A report of three cases

Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy, B. J. Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune - 411 001, India

Correspondence Address:
Vasudha Abhijit Belgaumkar
15, Harikrupa Apartments, Plot no. 56, Rambaug Colony, Paud Road, Pune - 411 038
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PMID: 17642574

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Systemic sclerosis is unusual in childhood. We describe three children who presented with diffuse hidebound skin associated with gastrointestinal and pulmonary abnormalities. Cardiac and renal dysfunctions, which are often encountered in these patients, were notably absent in our cases.


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