'We were all devoted to Ivan and as a family.'
More training for GPs and health care professionals in recognising the symptoms would undoubtedly help in reducing diagnosis times. Practically, together with training, a flow chart on how to address symptoms that may be very common if isolated, but together can define the onset of a connective tissue disease like scleroderma, would be a good starting point.
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