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Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease characterized by inflammatory, degenerative, and fibrotic changes in skin, blood vessels, synovial membranes, skeletal muscles, and internal organs. 


Symptoms may include:


  • skin thickening
  • crest syndrome  - a benign type of systemic sclerosis
  • calcinosis
  • raynaud's phenomenon
  • esophageal dysfunction

Causes may include:



Treatments may include:


  • rheumatology

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