For most patients with SSc,
often evident within three years
of patients with
diffuse cutaneous SSc8
of those with
limited cutaneous SSc8
Anna-Maria Hoffman-Vold, Postdoctoral Researcher at Oslo University Hospital,
talks about how she monitors patients with SSc-ILD
Pulmonary fibrosis is unpredictable—deterioration in pulmonary function tests (PFTs) should trigger urgency for further investigation9,10
Non-CTD ILD patient profiles
Download profiles of patients with a range of ILDs, to view their background, diagnostic history and pulmonary function evaluation
Make regular pulmonary function tests (PFTs) routine in patients susceptible to CTD-ILD2
CTD-ILD patient profiles
Download profiles of patients with a range of CTD-ILDs, to view their background, diagnostic history and pulmonary function evaluation
Early supportive care can help maintain physical and emotional wellbeing in patients with ILD12
Your vigilance matters when it comes to progressive fibrosing ILD.
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