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FIBROCELL SCIENCE, INC. filed this Form 8-K on 05/10/2018
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About Localized Scleroderma Disease Epidemiology • Excess production of collagen • Localized Scleroderma characterized by skin fibrosis ~160,000 sufferers US5 comprised of different sub- • Focus on moderate to severe types subtypes . ~90,000 patients are • Thickening may extend to considered moderate to 6 underlying tissue and muscle severe in children which may impair growth in affected limbs or forehead Current Treatments Current treatments: • Lesions appearing across joints impair motion and may • Systemic or topical be permanent corticosteroids target inflammation • UVA light therapy • Physical therapy Photo: Reprinted from the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Volume 59, Issue 3, Stéphanie Christen-Zaech, Miriam D. Hakim, F. Sule Afsar, Amy S. Paller. Pediatric morphea (localized scleroderma): Review of 136 patients, Figure 1, pp. 385-396. Copyright Sept 2008. Used with permission from Elsevier Ltd. 14