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Research and new developments

Research into systemic sclerosis is continually progressing and can be expected to lead to a better understanding of the condition and improved treatments.

In particular, research is focusing on identifying the exact causes of blood vessel narrowing and tissue scarring (fibrosis), with the aim of developing treatments that specifically target the causes of the most severe complications of systemic sclerosis.

Arthritis Research UK is also funding research into the different skin changes that occur as a result of systemic sclerosis.


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Our new helpline: Call us for free information, help and advice on your type of arthritis. Open Mon–Fri 9am–8pm.

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Our new Arthritis Virtual Assistant uses artificial intelligence to answer your arthritis related questions 24/7.

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