DAY 17: THE LUNGS
Improved treatments and understanding have improved the long term outlook for the patient with kidney involvement.
Day 15 Scleroderma Awareness Month focussed on the kidney.
Day 5 Scleroderma Awareness Month: Diagnostic tests where I discuss the tests in more detail.
Thankfully, the UK patient, Alex, who kindly shared her image for awareness purposes, is able to just about manage her symptoms without the use of an oxygen cylinder.
I wrote about the Swiss patient Alice, who underwent a double lung transplant in 2012, and was running a marathon, two years later.
An edited version of this article was published here, in my Column with Scleroderma News.
To read my articles:
Rare Disease Day 2018, Research - Taking Part in Clinical Trials, Click here
March Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month 2018, Click here
Global patient video, Click here
2016 Rare Disease Day Patient Voice