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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. Qamar Khan
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis (also known as scleroderma), is a disease of the connective tissue, causing tightening and ...Read more


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What are the tests for scleroderma?

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 the tests for circumscribed scleroderma?

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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My test results show possitive for scleroderma scl 70 result 1.1. Im scare is it bad? Please help...

No: By itself, the test means nothing. If you have the signs of scleroderma as diagnosed by an expert such as a rheumatologist or a dermatologist, then the scl-70 test can confirm the diagnosis of scleroderma. The value does not indicate the severity. Again, the test alone does not give the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Positive diagnosis (scleroderma, polymyositis) with negative blood tests? Is that common?

Positive diagnosis (scleroderma, polymyositis) with negative blood tests?  Is that common?

PM/Scl: The paradox of rheumatologic diseases is that there are more lab tests in this area than any other, and they of relatively less value compared to the history and physical findings than in other fields. If your rheumatologist is comfortable with the diagnosis of "scleromyositis", which usually features anti-pm/scl, i'd accept it even with a single negative result, and proceed. ...Read more

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I test positive for scleroderma. I have reflux asthma and reynaldo's. Does this mean I have scleroderma?

See below: This is a determination best made by your rheumatologist who knows your history best. Reflux can be seen in scleroderma and reflux can cause asthma symptoms regardless of whether you have scleroderma or not. Raynaud's is associated with scleroderma, but it can also be seen in other conditions independent of scleroderma. ...Read more

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Is a ANA + with mixed patterns 1:80 homogeneous n 1:160 centromere sufficient enough to diagnose 4 crest/scleroderma or additional tests needed?

Auto Immune disease: You need additional testing to diagonals crest/scleroderma. You should also see the rheumatologist to confirm the disease before you worry that you have scleroderma or not. ...Read more

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Tested positive for 2nd time ANA 1:160 centromere on 3/4 n 4/5. Tested neg 4 sl-70. What additional test can be done to rule out crest/scleroderma?

Tested positive for 2nd time ANA 1:160 centromere on 3/4 n 4/5. Tested neg 4  sl-70. What additional test can be done to rule out crest/scleroderma?

See details: You keep asking the same question over and over again. There is no additional testing. You either have clinical symptoms consistent with the diagnosis or you do not. If you do not, then you do not have the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ana positive 1:80 homogeneous pattern & 1:160 centromere pattern...Additional tests needed or just by centromere pattern crest & scleroderma r present?

Almost certain: Positive anti-centromere antibodies would indicate the presence of scleroderma/crest, better if anti–scl-70 antibodies also present, plus clinical symptoms and signs. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease characterized by tightening of the skin on ...Read more