Harold H. Scudamore, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Ten patients having scleroderma of the small intestine were observed to assess the main clinical findings, pathogenesis, and management of this uncommon but serious disorder. The patients were evaluated by clinical studies, laboratory analysis, and measurements in a metabolic study, unit. Most of the patients had diffuse involvement including esophagus, colon, lungs, and heart as well as the small intestine. The extent of skin involvement varied from mild to severe and widespread. The symptoms ranged from vague dyspepsia, bloating, and abdominal distress to those suggesting intestinal obstruction and often leading to abdominal exploration. The bowel habits varied from constipation to
Scudamore HH. Scleroderma of the Small Intestine: Clinical Aspects Emphasizing Obstructive Symptoms and Malabsorption.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1149–1150. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1149_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1149-1150.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Rheumatology, Scleroderma.
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