Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

scleroderma

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Hard skin: Scleroderma literally means "hard skin." it is a connective tissue disease that primarily involves the skin which becomes fibrotic (hardened). Changes ... Read More
7
7 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more common amongst female.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Unknown: The precise cause is unknown but there is a genetic predisposition in certain individuals. Viruses, certain drugs, and environmental factors have been ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Scleroderma: There is no treatment. The symptoms can be helped by various medications. Bu medical center has the best program in scleroderma research.
2
2 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: Scleroderma can effect many parts of the body. The treatment prescribed depends on what part of the body is effected. For example certain antacids are ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
53 years experience in Rheumatology
Scleroderma tests: The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms. Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to ris ... Read More
8
8 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Large range: There are numerous manifestations of scleroderma but the main feature is usually hard skin. This may be thickened hard skin in patches or around just ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience in Internal medicine
Rare disease: Scleroderma is a very rare autoimmune disease which often results in a progressive decline in health resulting in death, due to the fact that little o ... Read More
1
1 comment
2
2 thanks
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not known.: There are no specific triggers. Cold exposure is a possible factor if your raynauds is severe.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
It is immunmediated : People with scleroderma have thickening of their skin and with this you blood vessel thickening that can lead to hypertension, kidney, lung and heart ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month