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Scleroderma

A 21-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
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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Autoimmune dysfuncti: The body gets confused at times: frequently it correlates with low vit d status + et cetera's that are not defined presently. If u take that word apar ... Read More
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Dr. Amit Golding
18 years experience Rheumatology
Hard Skin: In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin. In some cases, only the hands are affected, making f ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
16 years experience Family Medicine
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more common amongst female.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Anyone,even children: Anyone can get scleroderma, even children. Women have a higher incidence than men. There are different forms of scleroderma and those subtypes vary sl ... Read More
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A 46-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
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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I hate: As a surgeon to get involved but i lost my wife in just two years... It is an autoimmune disease of unknown origin. When just suspected a sedimentatio ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Scleroderma: There is no treatment. The symptoms can be helped by various medications. Bu medical center has the best program in scleroderma research.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
53 years experience 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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience 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
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A 38-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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience 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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not known.: There are no specific triggers. Cold exposure is a possible factor if your raynauds is severe.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience 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

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