Scleroderma Information

When looking for information on scleroderma, it's helpful to understand that the word is derived from the Greek words "sklerosis" (meaning hardness) and "derma" (meaning skin). Literally, scleroderma means "hard skin."
 
Scleroderma involves the abnormal growth of connective tissue that supports the skin and internal organs. Symptoms vary, based on both the type and subtype a person has. Some people with this condition develop hard, tight skin as a result, without any further complications. For others, however, the problem goes deeper, affecting blood vessels and internal organs.
 
(For more detailed information, click Scleroderma. This full-length article explains how the condition is diagnosed and treated.)
 

Scleroderma Information

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