University of Utah Progressive Systemic Sclerosis Clinic
The University of Utah's Progressive Systemic Sclerosis Clinic coordinates care for patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc), also known as scleroderma.
SSc is a connective tissue disease characterized by thickening and hardening of the skin and internal organs, vascular abnormalities, and abnormalities of the immune system. The most common finding in this disease is a color change in the hands and feet upon exposure to the cold known as Raynaud's Phenomenon. Lung and kidney involvement can occur with this condition, and can be life threatening.
To Make An Appointment:
Patients with a diagnosis of SSc, or Raynaud's Phenomenon can be assessed in the Progressive Systemic Sclerosis Clinic by calling (801) 581-7724 and requesting a new patient assessment with Dr. Tracy Frech.
At your first appointment, Dr. Frech will determine whether further assessment by one of our Progressive Systemic Sclerosis lung specialists (Dr. Nathan Hatton, Dr. Boaz Markewitz, or Dr. Marybeth Scholand) is necessary.
Our physicians can also help facilitate participation in SSc clinical trials.