Cutaneous lesions of dermatomyositis with supervening fibrosis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibrosis
  • Sclerosis
  • Skin

abstract

  • The identification of sclerosis in biopsies of skin lesions typical clinically for DM may be a harbinger for more severe autoimmune-based endothelial cell injury phenomenon. One could speculate that its basis may be attributable to elevated serum levels of the natural fibrogenic factor, transforming growth factor beta, which in turn is released from damaged endothelium.

publication date

  • January 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1600-0560.2007.00770.x

PubMed ID

  • 18095992

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 31

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 35

number

  • 1