Scleroderma: A disease of connective tissue with the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and sometimes also in other organs of the body.
Scleroderma is classified into diffuse and limited forms. The CREST syndrome is a limited form of scleroderma. CREST stands for:
The cause of scleroderma is not known. There is some evidence that genes are important factors. This means that inheritance at least play a partial role in causing the disease. It is not unusual to find other autoimmune diseases in families of scleroderma patients. The disease is more frequent in females than in males.
People with scleroderma can have antibodies in their blood reflecting autoimmunity (in which the immune system attacks the skin and other parts of the body).
The treatment of scleroderma is directed toward the individual feature that are most troubling.
The Scleroderma Foundation is a national nonprofit health organization dedicated to a three-fold mission of Support, Education, and Research to help fight this ...
CREST syndrome; Limited scleroderma; Progressive systemic sclerosis; Systemic sclerosis; Localized scleroderma; Mixed connective disease; Morphea - linear
Read about scleroderma (an autoimmune disease) symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, facts and prognosis. Scleroderma may be diffuse or limited (CREST variant, in which ...
Scleroderma Гўв‚¬вЂќ Comprehensive overview covers symptoms and treatment of this disease that involves skin thickening.
This is a handout on health piece ... Scleroderma. Reviewed May 2010. Handout on Health: Scleroderma. This booklet is for people who have scleroderma, as well as for their family ...