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What part of the body does scleroderma effect?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Scleroderma primarily affects skin, but occasionally systemic scleroderma may affect other organs - GI tract, kidneys, vessels etc.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Pierre Moeser answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

Scleroderma almost always involves the skin. The word scleroderma means "hard skin." depending on the type of scleroderma, different organs such as the lung, blood vessels, colon, and others may be involved with a hardening or scarring process.

Answered May 4, 2012

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