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A 65-year-old female asked:

just because i have some calcium deposits on the skin, it doesn't necessarily mean i have scleroderma...or does it? they're not clusters.

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
It does not: You are right. There is a clear set of criteria to confirm the diagnosis of scleroderma. Until then is only suspected/ possible/ likely. A rheumatologist should be able to confirm or rule it out based on symptoms, history, physical exam and review of diagnostic data.

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