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What are signs, symptoms of scleroderma?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tight skin

People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc.
Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together.

In brief: Tight skin

People with scleroderma have tight skin, but have other findings including raynauds, finger changing color in the cold or stress, joint pain, and can have internal involvement in the lungs, heart, kidney etc.
Each person has different finding and the rheumatologist helps to put it together.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Amit Golding
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hard Skin

In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin.
In some cases, only the hands are affected, making fingers appear claw-like. In other cases, the arms, legs, upper back and face can also be affected. Other symptoms include Raynaud's, acid reflux from esophageal dysmotility; shortness of breath from lung fibrosis and increased pressure on the heart.

In brief: Hard Skin

In Scleroderma, autoimmune inflammation leads to fibrosis, thickening and tightening of the skin.
In some cases, only the hands are affected, making fingers appear claw-like. In other cases, the arms, legs, upper back and face can also be affected. Other symptoms include Raynaud's, acid reflux from esophageal dysmotility; shortness of breath from lung fibrosis and increased pressure on the heart.
Dr. Amit Golding
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