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The aetiology of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is unknown but it is thought to have both genetic and environmental components. The familial incidence of the disease is very low and we have been able to find only one report of scleroderma in identical twins which was in the Russian literature. We report here on a set of identical twins and their mother who all had features of systemic sclerosis.

Original publication

DOI

10.1093/rheumatology/32.10.926

Type

Journal article

Journal

British journal of rheumatology

Publication Date

10/1993

Volume

32

Pages

926 - 928

Addresses

Rheumatology Unit, Southampton University Hospital, Manchester.

Keywords

Esophagus, Microcirculation, Vasomotor System, Humans, Scleroderma, Systemic, Diseases in Twins, Twins, Monozygotic, Deglutition, Adolescent, Female