What is Scleroderma?


What is Scleroderma:
Scleroderma (Skler-o-derma) literally means "hard skin". It is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the body's blood vessels and collagen production. Hardening of the skin is the most visable sign: symptoms may also be invisable when internal organs are affected. Common symptoms include; sensitivity to cold in fingers and hands, thickening of the skin, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing, and joint stiffness and pain. There is currently no known cause or cure.



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