SSc patients with DUs will have dead tissue around the bony, prominent parts of the fingers. Insufficient oxygen supply to the fingertips caused by ongoing blockage of the blood vessels results in dead tissue and substantial tissue loss. The open sores (ulcerations) can be extremely painful, unsightly and incapacitating for the patient, and in most cases are very slow to heal.

 

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