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What part of the body does scleroderma effect?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Skin: Scleroderma primarily affects skin, but occasionally systemic scleroderma may affect other organs - GI tract, kidneys, vessels etc.
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Skin: 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.

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