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Are finger pads that wrinkle and indent easily / fat pad loss a sign of scleroderma?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: Scleroderma causes a tightness of skin. With the onset of scleroderma, there may be an initial puffiness of the fingers which is the opposite of what you described. Exposure to cold, weight loss, and dehydration can cause wrinkling of the fingers.

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