Author Archives: Jose Marques Lopes PhD

Experts Issue Recommendations for Managing Juvenile Localized Scleroderma

Referral to specialized centers, focusing on skin lesions as well as joint and neurological manifestations, and treatment with corticosteroids and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), are among new expert recommendations for juvenile localized scleroderma. The study supporting those recommendations, “Consensus-based recommendations for the management of juvenile localized…

Antibody Response Against HCMV Could Drive Scleroderma, Study Finds

Patients with scleroderma show more frequent and/or stronger immune responses against the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), suggesting a role in disease development, according to new research. The findings also revealed a correlation between these viral responses and scleroderma-associated autoantibodies. The study, “A comprehensive analysis of antigen-specific antibody…