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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Condition Is Dermatosclerosis

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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. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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What kind of condition is dermatosclerosis?

What kind of condition is dermatosclerosis?

Bad disease: Scleroderma is a progressive disease that affects the skin and connective tissue (including cartilage, bone, fat, and the tissue that supports the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body). There are two major forms of the disorder. One localize and could effect the whole body. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of dermatosclerosis?

Dermatosclerosis: An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of dermatosclerosis?

Thickened skin: It is a thickening of the skin usually on the upper back and back of the neck. More common in diabetics and heavier people. Treatment is difficult as medicine is partially effective in preventing progression of problem. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

What things predispose someone to dermatosclerosis?

Diabetes: It is associated with diabetes and usually involves the back of neck. It is difficult to treat although to is often asymptomatic. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating dermatosclerosis?

What choices do I have for treating dermatosclerosis?

Clarify: There is no specific disease called "dermatosclerosis." do you mean scleroderma? If so, treatment options include drugs such as penicillamine, immunosuppressives, and antiinflammatory agents, but there is no definitive cure. If you mean something else, please let us know. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dermatosclerosis?

Dermatosclerosis: Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective tissue in the skin. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

What sort of disease is circumscribed scleroderma?

Morphea: Limited scleroderma is called morphea and it is a inflammatory thickening of the skin which is thought to be a reaction to an infection. Early treatment with Minocycline can cause it to burn out leaving discoloration. Fractionated laser can be used on post morphea lesion to i prove color and texture. ...Read more

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Hi, I was told I have 'markers for' limited scleroderma but that this doesn't mean I have the actual disease - but will i, eventually?

Hi, I was told I have 'markers for' limited scleroderma but that this doesn't mean I have the actual disease - but will i, eventually?

Discuss with MD: There is a panel of autoantibodies that are strongly associated with many connective tissue diseases that are thought to be due to autoimmunity. Systemic sclerosis has several markers that can help us stratify patient's risk for systemic versus ltd disease. I would recommend going over these markers with your md (ana, scl-70, anticentromere, anti-rnp, anti-thrnp, anti-pm-scl, anti-rna poly i/iii..). ...Read more

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How can you treat the itchiness from a disease called scleroderma?

GI evaluation: If you have scleroderma and GI symptoms, seeing a GI specialist for evaluation would be the best way to determine if the two are related. ...Read more

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Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?

Do you ever diagnose systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma and if so, what are the the clinical signs and symptoms of this disease?

Extremely rare: Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma is a fibrosing condition of the internal organs including the GI tract, pulmonary artery, and lungs, but lacking the skin features if scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is a rare condition to begin with, and systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma accounts for <10% of patients. Diagnosis might include antibody tests or abnormal biopsy of affected internal tissues. ...Read more

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Would scleroderma or another autoimmune disease cause a lumpy/bumpy texture underneath the skin all over? Can only feel, not see.

Would scleroderma or another autoimmune disease cause a lumpy/bumpy texture underneath the skin all over? Can only feel, not see.

Yes: This is called calcinosis. Sometimes the bumps can break through the skin, leaking a chalky material. This can become infected.if you injure the area. ...Read more

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Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiacs being an auto immune disease, will the auto immune disease still affect me if i'm gluten free later in life. Like stiff mans or scleroderma?

Celiac disease: It never goes away, but you can control the symptoms by eliminating gluten. If you start eating gluten again, you'll have the symptoms again. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does plaquinil slow the process of scleroderma and lupus? Or any autoimmune disease

See below: There is has been much on how exactly it works but it is thought to work on tlrs or toll-like receptors which play a role in the immune system. ...Read more

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I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in my anus?

I have burning and itching in my rectal area but it is not hemroids. I have scleroderma and was told the disease has changed the skin in  my anus?

Anal Itching: Causes of anal itching include: dry skin, too much moisture, fecal incontinence, excessive washing, overuse of laxatives, chemical irritants, skin disorders, yeast infections, hemorrhoids, anal abrasions, fissures and fistulas, food irritants, medications, infections, anal tumors, other causes. ...Read more

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Other than crest/scleroderma what other virus/bacteria/disease can cause a positive ANA with centromere pattern?

Other than crest/scleroderma what other virus/bacteria/disease can cause a positive ANA with centromere pattern?

A lab error: The evaluation of these things by an inexperienced technician / pathologist is fraught with possibilities for error. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more