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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 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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I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?

I wanted to know will chemotherapy work for en coup de sabre, a form of morphea/linear scleroderma?

Maybe: While it is not given in high doses as in chemotherapy, methotrexate can be used to treat coup en sabre, a linear form of scleroderma which resembles a "cut of the sword." It may work in some cases but risk versus benefit needs to be carefully analyzed. ...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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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

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Can anybody tell me if there is a cure for morphea and scleradoma?

Morphea: Thee is no cure for either mophea or scleroderma. Treatments are not very good either. ...Read more

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Is there a cure or help for morphea and scleradoma?

Morphea: There is good medicine for this condition. It can be well treated by someone well knowledged with this condition. ...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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How to treat scleroderma?

How to treat scleroderma?

Several options: D-penacillamine, rituximab, and methotrexate have shown promise in treating this condition. ...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 scleroderma crest variant?

Limited: The limited cutaneous form of systemic sclerosis is also referred to as crest syndrome. "crest" is an acronym for calcinosis, raynaud's syndrome, esophageal dysmotility, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. ...Read more

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Who is the top guru for scleroderma?

Many: Many researchers are excellent. I admire dinesh khanna at the university of michigan and norbert blank at the university of heidelberg in germany. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis the same as scleroderma?

Not even remotely: Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash while scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder. Totally unrelated. ...Read more

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What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

What is morphoea localised scleroderma?

Limited disease: Morphea or localized scleroderma is scleroderma limited to isolated areas of skin that have hardened. This occurs as a result of excessice collagen deposits in the skin. In morphea there is generally no associated systemic (internal organ) involvement. ...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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Is my polymyositis related to scleroderma?

Is my polymyositis related to scleroderma?

Polymyositis: Polymyositis & scleroderma are both significant connective tissue disorders that both have autoimmune/ rheumatologic component. You need management by rheumatologist, at least to optimize the conditions. ...Read more

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Is crest syndrome the same as scleroderma?

Is crest syndrome the same as scleroderma?

Crest syndrome: Different from scleroderma only by sparing the kidneys. ...Read more

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Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Which layer of skin does scleroderma affect?

Dermis: In scleroderma, as the dermis layer thickens (the layer right over the fat layer under your skin), the very top layer, the epidermis, begins to thin. This causes a dry thin top layer and a hard tight bottom layer. ...Read more

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What is thw best diet for scleroderma patients?

What is thw best diet for scleroderma patients?

Can be hard problem: No simple answer. Scleroderma patients can have problems with chewing (soft diet helps), esophageal issues (poor contractions, lots of reflux-avoid fried, greasy, fatty, spicy foods, large meals, lying down after eating, chocolate, minimize coffee); can have diverticula and bacterial overgrowth in small bowel-causes diarrhea-may need episodic antibiotics; probiotics may help.
C doc and dietician. ...Read more

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What are the tests for circumscribed scleroderma?

Non-specific: A biopsy sometimes can be done. A general examination will see if you have any health problems that need to be assessed. There are no specific tests for circumscribed scleroderma which is also called morphea. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatment with Minocycline can cause it to burn out leaving discoloration. Fractionated laser can be used on post morphea lesion to I prove color and texture. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat circumscribed scleroderma?

Exercise: It is a localized disease and the only complication is if effects movement of a body part. If it is on an extremity do exercise and range of motion. A moisturizer will help to soften the skin. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Morphea (Definition)

The area of skin turns thick and linoleum-like, but does not become generalized like in scleroderma. Nobody ...Read more