May 1998

Elevated Circulating CA 15.3 Levels in a Subset of Systemic Sclerosis With Severe Lung Involvement

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Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(5):645. doi:

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a multisystem connective tissue disorder of autoimmune origin, characterized by alteration of the microvasculature and deposition of collagen. The term localized scleroderma (LS) defines a spectrum of entities in which there is only skin sclerosis. Both SSc and LS can occur as a paraneoplastic syndrome, associated with various tumors.1

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