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Is It Normal To Scleroderma
Depend: it really depend on the symptoms and what part of the body was effected by the scleroderma otherwise scleroderma is auto immune disease and there is no cure we treat the symptoms and a lot of time doctors and specialist can control the symptoms and the patient will have a good quality life i hope that answer your question good luck and thank you for using health tap ...Read more
Generally no.: There is systemic sclerosis and then scleroderma involving the skin only or isolated to certain regions of the body. In general, so far medical science can merely slow or arrest the progression of disease, but there is no way known at this time to reverse existing damage. Treatment is still very important. Rheumatologists specialize in this area. I suggest we share this question for any new info. ...Read more
Pos ANA 1:640 homogenous nuclear staining. Normal C3 and c4. What is going on? Most likely lupus? Scleroderma? Had slightly elevated ACE test.
I had scleroderma and it left a scar that resembles a burn/discoloration. I sometimes get depressed due to color. What's the best cream to be normal?
Morphea: It sounds like you had the localized form (also called morphea). Retin-a (tretinoin) cream will sometimes help with those types of scars, though it is an off-label use, and improvement is slow. There are plastic surgery options too, depending on where the scar is located. A dermatologist can help you decide on the best course of action. ...Read more
With low tbi and pressures in left toe and abnormal waveforms in both toes but all normal in both ankles, how can you tell whether it's frostbite, vasculitis or systemic disease such as scleroderma?
My echo reads trace of mitral&tricuspid valve regurgitation is that normal? Have had chronic fatigue for months - have scleroderma and gastroparesis
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