Medical Program: Imbalance of Bacteria: How the Gut Microbiome Can Impact Systemic Sclerosis

Imbalance of Bacteria: How the Gut Microbiome Can Impact Systemic Sclerosis

Imbalance of Bacteria: How the Gut Microbiome Can Impact Systemic Sclerosis
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The incurable disease scleroderma is often undetected or misdiagnosed. But could new insights into the role of the microbiome be a turning point?
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    Patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases, such as scleroderma, may walk into your office and look healthy and happy on the surface. Beneath this facade, however, patients experience suffering and debilitating symptoms. But could commonalities help you diagnose these patients earlier and begin more targeted treatment approaches? Dr. Elizabeth Volkmann discloses new findings from her studies aiming to characterize the GI tract and the role of the microbiome in autoimmune diseases with Dr. Jennifer Caudle. 

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