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Scleroderma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Causes. Scleroderma results from an overproduction and accumulation of collagen in body tissues. Collagen is a fibrous type of protein that makes up your body's connective tissues, including your skin.

Scleroderma: Symptoms, Types, Causes and Related Conditions
Scleroderma is a chronic skin disease, meaning it doesn’t go away. Your doctor can treat your symptoms and help you feel better, though. The problem is with your immune system, which causes your ...

Scleroderma - Wikipedia
Scleroderma is a group of autoimmune diseases that may result in changes to the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The disease can be either localized to the skin or involve other organs in addition to the skin. Symptoms may include areas of thickened skin, stiffness, feeling tired, and poor blood flow to the fingers or toes with cold exposure.

What is scleroderma? - Scleroderma Foundation
Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Scleroderma | Scleroderma Symptoms | MedlinePlus
Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong.

Scleroderma Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes & Symptoms
Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition of the connective tissue characterized by skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease, and varying degrees of inflammation, associated with an overactive immune system.

What is Scleroderma? : Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center
All information contained within the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma website is intended for educational purposes only. Physicians and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained within this site.

Scleroderma and Autoimmune Diseases | Cleveland Clinic
Scleroderma is a chronic but rare autoimmune disease in which normal tissue is replaced with dense, thick fibrous tissue. Although it most often affects the skin, scleroderma also can affect many other parts of the body.

Scleroderma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
Diagnosis. Because scleroderma can take so many forms and affect so many different areas of the body, it can be difficult to diagnose. After a thorough physical exam, your doctor may suggest blood tests to check for elevated levels of certain antibodies produced by the immune system.

Scleroderma Foundation Home Page - Scleroderma Foundation
The Scleroderma Foundation is a national nonprofit health organization dedicated to a three-fold mission of Support, Education, and Research to help fight this challenging autoimmune disease.

 

 

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Abatacept: An Option in Systemic Sclerosis? | Medpage Today  MedPage Today

The primary endpoint was not met in a phase II trial of abatacept (Orencia) in early diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc), although clinically meaningful ...

FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Ofev Label Expansion  MedPage Today

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee voted 10-7 Thursday that nintedanib (Ofev) should be approved to treat systemic sclerosis-associated ...

Abatacept Well-Tolerated But Has Minimal Benefit in Diffuse Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis  Rheumatology Advisor

Researchers assessed the safety and efficacy of abatacept in patients with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis (dcSSc).

RNS Q&A: Medical Marijuana and CBD Oils  Rheumatology Network

One of the most common topics among healthcare providers and patients is the growing conversation around medical marijuana and CBD oils, particularly, ...

Patients with scleroderma require 'annual screening' for pulmonary arterial hypertension  Healio

CLEVELAND — Every patient with systemic sclerosis should be screened for pulmonary arterial hypertension every year, as early recognition, referral and ...

Systemic Scleroderma Treatments: Where Are We Now?  Michigan Medicine

For patients affected by systemic scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis), a chronic autoimmune disease marked by hardening of the skin and internal ...

Temporal link exists between cancer, scleroderma onset  Healio

DESTIN, Fla. — There is a close temporal link between cancer and the onset of scleroderma in patients with anti-RNA polymerase III, as well as Anti-RNPC-3 ...

Blood test for scleroderma, systemic sclerosis biomarkers launched  Healio

Specialty biotechnology company Gemelli Biotech has announced the launch of a blood test that measures anti-vinculin levels to help physicians identify the risk ...

Tocilizumab better than placebo in preserving forced vital capacity in systemic sclerosis  Healio

In two recent randomized clinical trials studying tocilizumab in patients with systemic sclerosis, a weekly regimen of 162 mg was more effective than placebo in ...

Stem cells likely 'way of the future' in systemic sclerosis treatment  Healio

CLEVELAND — Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, which has recently emerged as a potentially effective option for select patients, likely ...

 

 

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