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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Sclerodactyly (Overview)

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 .


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
8 doctors shared insights

Sclerodactyly (Overview)

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 .


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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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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