H Pylori & Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (PSS)...

Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) is a disease that can affect many areas of the body. It is characterized by the deposition of excessive amounts of connective tissue in the skin and internal organs as well as immune abnormalities. The cause of PSS, like many other similar conditions is unclear. Many environmental triggers may lead to the development of PSS and the genetic predisposition of each individual person may determine whether these environmental influences lead to the development of the disease. It has long been suspected that infections – both bacterial and viral – may act as triggers for PSS....