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Doctor insights on: Initial Scleroderma Signs

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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. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...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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What are the early signs of scleroderma?

What are the early signs of scleroderma?

Raynaud's Syndrome!: Raynaud's syndrome is most common, blanching of the last 2/3rds of the digits of the hand with cold, stress, or fear most common. Thickening of the skin of hands (sclerodactaly) is the second most common. Food sticking in the throat is another early sx. However some people can get early pulmonary or renal problems at the same time, or even before these other occur. If you have these, see a rheum. ...Read more

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Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?

Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?

Extremely rare: Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a fibrosing condition of the internal organs including the GI tract, pulmonary artery, and lungs, but lacking the skin features if scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is a rare condition to begin with, and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma accounts for <10% of patients. Diagnosis might include antibody tests or abnormal biopsy of affected internal tissues. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed erythema of areas of colon- biopsies done and nothing found is this the sign of autoimmune like scleroderma? I know it affectsbowel

Colonoscopy showed erythema of areas of colon- biopsies done and nothing found is this the sign of autoimmune like scleroderma? I know it affectsbowel

Not your answer: I would draw no conclusion whatever beyond that no findings on biopsy is generally good news. Erythema is redness and generally means nothing. Scleroderma won't announce itself in the colon, though it can affect the gut later. If you are concerned and you have the specific changes (generally in the hands) that warn of it, the person to discuss this with is your physician. ...Read more

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Does scleroderma present with just a lymph node with punctate foci in neck & reflux no other symptoms fna neg 4 cancer no signs of anything ?

Does scleroderma present with just a lymph node with punctate foci in neck & reflux no other symptoms fna neg 4 cancer no signs of anything ?

Rare: diseases are rare, and common diseases are common. Scleroderma is a rare disease, and what you have is common and doesn't indicate specific disorder or a disease. Consult with your doctor, if you wish, and trust his or her judgement, and have a life, best wishes ...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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more