Danish multicentre study of Nail fold Video Capillaroscopic patterns and other factors that can predict development of digital ulcers, interstitial lung disease or pulmonary hypertension in patients with Systemic Sclerosis.

The etiological role of an environmental factor, the effect of long-term exercise on hand functions and biomarkers of inflammation and fibrosis are also investigated in systemic sclerosis patients.

International collaborations: The prospective EULAR Scleroderma Trials and Research (EUSTAR) database.

Markers of inflammation and fibrosis have been studied in suction blister fluid from the skin of systemic sclerosis patients.


Klaus Søndergaard, Associate Professor, MD, Ph.D., klausoen@rm.dk