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Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

Does any one out there know about morphea scleroderma?

YES SEE BELOW: Morphea is a medical term for localized scleroderma. The disease involves isolated patches of hardened skin - there generally is no internal organ involvement. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis (also known as scleroderma), is a disease of the connective tissue, causing tightening and ...Read more


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What part of the body does scleroderma effect?

What part of the body does scleroderma effect?

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. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the 1st symptoms or body changes someone with scleroderma has?

I was wondering what are the 1st symptoms or body changes someone with scleroderma has?

See details: It varies considerably. Common early features include swelling of hands which eventually leads to thickening of skin, heart burn, raynauds (blanching or bluish changes in hands and feet with cold exposure) and pulmonary issues. ...Read more

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I have had scl70 antibodies for scleroderma sine scleroderma. Now I have severe shortness of breath, tightness in my chest, body aches and dizziness. ?

I have had scl70 antibodies for scleroderma sine scleroderma. Now I have severe shortness of breath, tightness in my chest, body aches and dizziness. ?

Would also be: I would be concerned about interstitial lung disease secondary to scleroderma as well pulmonary hypertension as the blood clots mentioned by colleague. You need to see your rheumatologist to have a workup performed in order to confrim or rule out what you may have. ...Read more

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My mother age 50 black African was diagnosed with scleroderma for over a year now. she still suffers from severe pains ( pins and needles + itching sensation ) all over her body especially in her lower limbs (legs) . She can barely stand up at the moment

My mother age 50 black African was diagnosed with scleroderma for over a year now. she still suffers from severe pains ( pins and needles + itching sensation ) all over her body especially in her lower limbs (legs) . She can barely stand up at the moment

Scleroderma and pain: Scleroderma usually induces pain mainly during the edematous period. Is she taking medication ? what? Fenoprofen, Nabumetone, Ibuprofen, Advil, (ibuprofen) Ketoprofen Piroxicam,Naproxen, Ketorolac can help. Celebrex, Methylprednisolone (Medrolor MP) MD Methotrxate ( antimetabolite) require MD In bad cases infiltration of worse pain points with MP can produce lasting relief. Shoud be managed by a Dr. ...Read more

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What is scleroderma?

Hard skin: Scleroderma literally means "hard skin." it is a connective tissue disease that primarily involves the skin which becomes fibrotic (hardened). Changes also may occur in the blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The disease involves autoimmunity whereby the immune system attacks the normal tissues of the body. The cause is unknown. ...Read more

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Who gets scleroderma?

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 slightly in their incidences among people of european versus african descent. ...Read more

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What causes scleroderma in people?

What causes scleroderma in people?

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 sedimentation rate, ANA levels, anti scl-70 and anti-centromere antibodies should be stat done. A good resource is this web site: http://www.Synnovation.Com/sclerodermafaq.Html i would seek help from a university based rheumatology department... ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by tightening of the skin on ...Read more