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Crest Scleroderma Symptoms
Skin changes: The first sign is usually patchy areas on the skin that often make a linear pattern. Early on, they are slightly pink and thickened, but can be flat and shiny. As time passes, the skin spots enlarge and often become thick and lavender/purple-colored, sometimes with pale flat centers. Scleroderma can also affect the heart, lung, kidney, joints, digestive tract. Please see your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more
Tight skin: People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc. Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight skin: Tight skin is characteristic but there can be a variety of other symptoms such as raynaud's, shortness of breath, chest pain, trouble swallowing, other GI symptoms, etc. Each person with scleroderma has a different set of symptoms and different type of scleroderma involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scleroderma symptoms: There are different types of sclerodema; one type may only be confined to the skin. Another type, called limited scleroderma, is frequently associated with food sticking or heart burn. Systemic sclerosis, the most severe, may be aassociated with shortness of breath with exertion, severe headache from very high blood pressure, weight loss from poor absorption of food, among others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Scleroderma: Localised scleroderma (also known as morphoea). This only affects the skin. It causes some areas of the skin to become harder than usual.Systemic sclerosis. This causes some areas of the skin to become harder than usual, and it may involve one or more of the body's internal organs.Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease.http://patient.info/health/scleroderma-systemic-sclerosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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