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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. Austina Cho
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

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What is scleroderma?

What is scleroderma?

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 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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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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What makes systemic scleroderma flare?

What makes systemic scleroderma flare?

Stress: There are no specific triggers to avoid if you have the condition. However, internal or external stress often precede a flare of scleroderma. ...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 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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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 common symptoms of scleroderma?

What are common symptoms of scleroderma?

Skin changes: The first sign is usually patchy areas on the skin that often make a linear pattern. Early on, they are slightly pink and thickened, but can be flat and shiny. As time passes, the skin spots enlarge and often become thick and lavender/purple-colored, sometimes with pale flat centers. Scleroderma can also affect the heart, lung, kidney, joints, digestive tract. Please see your doctor if you're worried. ...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