Medical Research

Our Search for Answers

At the heart of our mission is to support and promote research toward treatment and cure of scleroderma, Degos disease, and other related disorders. There are potential overlaps found in individuals with scleroderma, Degos disease, dermatomyositis, and lupus. The Steffens Scleroderma Foundation actively supports research to uncover vascular similarities among these conditions in collaboration with:

  • The National Institutes of Health
  • Researchers in Europe and Canada

Research findings to date are being applied to evidence-based practice to help physicians make informed patient care decisions. Read some of the medical publications and abstracts  that are adding to the body of knowledge related to scleroderma and Degos disease.

Degos Disease Research Centers

  • Scleroderma Center, Albany Med, Division of Rheumatology, Malta, NewYork
  • Städtisches Klinikum, Dessau, Germany
  • National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland