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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. Austina Cho
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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 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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If you had an autoimmune flare of scleroderma caused by inflammation from tvt bladder sling, would you have all of the sling removed to prevent chronic exacerbation of scleroderma due to tvt material?

Assumption ?!: You are making an assumption that the flare up of scleroderma is due to the sling material. Perhaps the flare up is due to something else such as the anesthesia, or even the surgery itself. Speak to your rheumatologist, and if possible try and review scientific literature (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed is excellent) before rushing into any additional surgery. ...Read more

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How common is scleroderma, and is their a cause or a cure?

How common is scleroderma, and is their a cause or a cure?

See details: Scleroderma is very uncommon with an incidence of about 19 new cases per 1 million people per year. The cause is unknown and there are no cures. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma) ? Can it cause depression?

What is the best way to treat Linear Morphea (Scleroderma) ? Can it cause depression?

Depends on its size: In small area one can use cordran and other tape and place it over the spots. It does not cause depression. Discuss this with you physician and ask to be referred toa dermatologist ...Read more

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Other than crest/scleroderma what other virus/bacteria/disease can cause a positive ANA with centromere pattern?

Other than crest/scleroderma what other virus/bacteria/disease can cause a positive ANA with centromere pattern?

A lab error: The evaluation of these things by an inexperienced technician / pathologist is fraught with possibilities for error. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

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