What is Scleroderma?

Scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease which primarily affects the skin and causes hardening and thickening of skin called as sclerosis.

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It appears that my daughter in law has scleroderma - I say appears because her doctors have run a bunch of tests and are leaning towards...

doctor1 MD

Hi Shulman,

Thank you for your query,

Scleroderma is also called progressive systemic sclerosis(PSS),a progressive disorder characterized by...

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I have scleroderma(minor) with raynaud's phenomenon. My finger tips and toe tips get mildly swollen and hurt and turn red. Is this associatve? I...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query.
Even in Raynaud's phenomenon, the fingers turn white, blue and red.
However usually there is no swelling.

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I have been diagnosed with scleroderma, the kind that is playing havoc with my XXXXXXX organs. I came here looking for others that have the same...

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX
Scleroderma is a rare condition propably of autoimmune in origin.
Strictly speaking, scleroderma denotes disease...

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