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What are the most common symptoms of circumscribed scleroderma? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?
I don't believe in exposing children to unnecessary treatment. Do I really need to treat circumscribed scleroderma?
Is a ANA + with mixed patterns 1:80 homogeneous n 1:160 centromere sufficient enough to diagnose 4 crest/scleroderma or additional tests needed?
My doctor told me I most likely had Scleroderma and I have to see a Rheumatologist. What would the Rheumatologist do for me? More testing or do I need
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Depends on type: The treatment ranges from "no treatment necessary" for mild forms of localized scleroderma (limited to the skin) to bone marrow transplantation for systemic sclerosis with internal organ involvement. Though there is no cure, advances are being made in the treatment of all manifestations of the condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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