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What does skin look like in early scleroderma? I have raynauds, acid reflux & spider veins on chest, chin. Skin has slightly dark patch all over body.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Besides skin being tight and hard---an early sign is the loss of skin wrinkles and lines.

In brief: See below

Besides skin being tight and hard---an early sign is the loss of skin wrinkles and lines.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Skin

Changes are not immediate.
Any time this diagnosis comes up your should have three blood tests: a sedimentation rate, and ANA test and a scl-70 (topoisomerase) antoibody. See also a rheumatologist. Othere tests may be in place the specialist will guide you! do not delay!

In brief: Skin

Changes are not immediate.
Any time this diagnosis comes up your should have three blood tests: a sedimentation rate, and ANA test and a scl-70 (topoisomerase) antoibody. See also a rheumatologist. Othere tests may be in place the specialist will guide you! do not delay!
Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a disease of the connective tissue featuring skin thickening, that can involve scarring, blood vessel problems, varying degrees of inflammation, and is associated with an overactive immune system.

In brief: Scleroderma

Scleroderma is a disease of the connective tissue featuring skin thickening, that can involve scarring, blood vessel problems, varying degrees of inflammation, and is associated with an overactive immune system.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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