[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address 54.197.90.95. Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 1984

Proceedings of the Scleroderma Symposium

Author Affiliations

Memphis

 

edited by Carol M. Black, 80 pp, with illus, London, Smith Kline and French Laboratories, 1983.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(12):1622. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650480084025

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

This book, distributed free of charge by Smith, Kline, and French Laboratories, relates the proceedings of a symposium held in May of 1983, which had as its purpose the discussion of the current state of research in scleroderma by a number of basic scientists and clinicians. Translating the presentations of such a meeting to written form is a challenge, one which is met with varying degrees of success in this account. The text is divided into sections concerning the basic biology of the connective tissues; the etiology, genetics, and environmental aspects of this disorder; two sections on pathogenesis; and a final section reviewing current approaches to therapy. Many of the accounts, particularly in the first three sections, are sparse. However, a number of fascinating points are made, particularly in the discussions of animal models and a disorder known as submucous fibrosis.

The most valuable sections of this book deal with

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×