Project

GUSU: Further evaluation of the role of microcirculation in sclerodermatous diseases

Acronym
GUSU
Duration
01 January 2017 → 31 October 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
    • Orthopaedics
Keywords
microcirculation Morphea Nailfold Videocapillaroscopy
 
Project description

The Ghent University Scleroderma Unit, European League Against Rheumatism microcirculatory expert centre, will within this project as first ever evaluate the role of microcirculation in “very” early systemic sclerosis and morphea. It will also investigate whether the already published suggestion of stabilisation of microcirculation in patients with early diffuse cutaneous skin involvement after treatment with rituxan can be coroborrated translationally.