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What can I do to treat scleroderma?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on type

The treatment ranges from "no treatment necessary" for mild forms of localized scleroderma (limited to the skin) to bone marrow transplantation for systemic sclerosis with internal organ involvement.
Though there is no cure, advances are being made in the treatment of all manifestations of the condition.

In brief: Depends on type

The treatment ranges from "no treatment necessary" for mild forms of localized scleroderma (limited to the skin) to bone marrow transplantation for systemic sclerosis with internal organ involvement.
Though there is no cure, advances are being made in the treatment of all manifestations of the condition.
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Scleroderma can effect many parts of the body.
The treatment prescribed depends on what part of the body is effected. For example certain antacids are prescribed for reflux. Calcium channel blockers are used to treat raynauds. Stronger medications like Cytoxan or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are sometimes used to treat certain lung manifestations. Speak to a rheumatologist who is experienced at treating scleroderma.

In brief: It depends

Scleroderma can effect many parts of the body.
The treatment prescribed depends on what part of the body is effected. For example certain antacids are prescribed for reflux. Calcium channel blockers are used to treat raynauds. Stronger medications like Cytoxan or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are sometimes used to treat certain lung manifestations. Speak to a rheumatologist who is experienced at treating scleroderma.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
While controversial one should consider autologous blood stem cell transplant in systemic sclerosis. A 2012 British preliminary study showed far better response when compared to pulse iv cytoxan. True the mortality of the procedure is to be taken in consideration as well. The over all transplant results were encouraging...
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