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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. Ralph Wharton
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

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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?

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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Who gets scleroderma?

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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How will my scleroderma be treated?

How will my scleroderma be treated?

Please see below: Scleroderma has no cure. But symptoms and damage can be reduced with treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for scleroderma?

Scleroderma tests: The diagnosis of scleroderma is based mostly on signs and symptoms. Lab tests may help confirm the diagnosis and even offer some predictions as to risks of certain types of complications. Anti rna-polymerase iii antibody, increases risk of renal crisis and sudden increase in blood pressure, antitopoisomerase ab, increases risk for scaring of the lung, anticentromere ab, pulmonary hypertension. ...Read more

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What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

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 more

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Is scleroderma curable?

No: Many of the manifestations of scleroderma are treatable including the circulatory disorder called raynaud's phenomenon. Even the skin problem has improved in some patients. Ultimately, the disease is not curable but can be treatable. ...Read more

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Is Scleroderma preventable?

No: No it is not. However, skin changes similar to scleroderma can be seen after exposure to toxins such as vinyl chloride or rarely from meds such as bleomycin. ...Read more

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What is morphea also scleroderma?

What is morphea also scleroderma?

Sort of: Morphea is a localized patch of scleroderma (hard skin) that is generally not associated with the systemic manifestations of scleroderma or systemic sclerosis. ...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