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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sclerodactyly (Overview)

Sclerodactyly is a symptom in which a person's fingers have skin that becomes firm and shiny, eventually tightening and pulling the fingers into a contracted position. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease (one's own immune system is not working properly) that causes sclerodactyly.


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
8 doctors shared insights

Sclerodactyly (Overview)

Sclerodactyly is a symptom in which a person's fingers have skin that becomes firm and shiny, eventually tightening and pulling the fingers into a contracted position. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease (one's own immune system is not working properly) that causes sclerodactyly.


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What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

Part of scleroderma: Sclerodactyly is the term for changes seen in the fingers of patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that cannot be cured but can respond to medications. A rheumatologist can office the affected person guidance for this problem. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Sclerodactyly: By iself can't be treated or precvented in the sense of curing it but it is associated with scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, , auto-immune problems and those can be treated and as result the effect of those whichinclude sclerodactlyt may be limited. Severe sclerodactyly needs evaluation and input from a hand surgeon when tissue is compromised. Mild sclerodactly needs rx of the underying. ...Read more

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What is sclerodactyly and how is it treated?

Part of scleroderma: Sclerodactyly is the term for changes seen in the fingers of patients with scleroderma. Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder that cannot be cured but can respond to medications. A rheumatologist can office the affected person guidance for this problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sclerodactyly?

What is the definition or description of: Sclerodactyly?

Skin deformity: Tightening and thickening of the skin of the fingers causing decreased range of motion and often leading to problems with ulceration. Usually associated with scleroderma an auto-immune disease and often with associated reynaud's disease . ...Read more

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Can sclerodactyly be prevented?

Sclerodactyly: By iself can't be treated or precvented in the sense of curing it but it is associated with scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, , auto-immune problems and those can be treated and as result the effect of those whichinclude sclerodactlyt may be limited. Severe sclerodactyly needs evaluation and input from a hand surgeon when tissue is compromised. Mild sclerodactly needs rx of the underying. ...Read more

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I have cold?

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Am i dying ?

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