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Which doctor helps with Autoimmune crossover Myositis/that affects all the body...How is a DX made and can Dystrophys, Scleroderma MCTD fall into it?
Rheumatologist: This is one you need to consult. ...Read more
What does skin look like in early scleroderma? I have raynauds, acid reflux & spider veins on chest, chin. Skin has slightly dark patch all over body.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer