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Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue. It is characterized by the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and organs of the body, leading to thickness and firmness of involved areas. Scleroderma is also referred to as systemic sclerosis, and the cause is unknown. Treatment of scleroderma is directed toward the individual features that are most troubling to the patient.

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      Dry Skin Article
      • Dry skin facts
      • What is dry skin?
      • What causes dry skin?
      • What are signs and symptoms of dry skin?
      • How is dry skin diagnosed?
      • Does dry skin cause winter itch?
      • Do genetics play a role in dry skin?
      • What medical conditions cause dry skin?
      • Do any medications cause dry skin?
      • What is the treatment for dry skin?
      • What are possible complications of dry skin?
      • What are some home remedies for dry skin?
      • How can dry skin be prevented?
      • What are the best products for dry skin?
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      Fatigue Article
      • Fatigue Facts
      • Fatigue introduction
      • What causes fatigue?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of fatigue?
      • How is the cause of fatigue diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for fatigue?
      • Can fatigue be prevented?
    • Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Heartburn is a burning sensation experienced from acid reflux (GERD). Symptoms of heartburn include chest pain, burning in the...learn more »
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      Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Article
      • Heartburn facts
      • What is the definition of heartburn?
      • What causes heartburn?
      • What does acid reflux look like?
      • What are the symptoms of heartburn?
      • Foods and beverages to avoid
      • How is heartburn diagnosed?
      • What are treatments, relief, and home remedies for heartburn?
      • Lifestyle changes
      • OTC and prescription medications
      • Surgical procedures
      • Heartburn during pregnancy
      • How can heartburn be prevented?
    • Scleritis Scleritis is inflammation of the white part of the eye. It may be caused by a serious underlying condition, such as an autoimmune...learn more »
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      Scleritis Article
      • Scleritis facts
      • What is scleritis?
      • What is the sclera?
      • What causes scleritis?
      • What are risk factors for scleritis?
      • What are symptoms of scleritis?
      • What are signs of scleritis?
      • How is scleritis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for scleritis?
      • What are the complications of scleritis?
      • What is the prognosis for scleritis?
      • Can scleritis be prevented?
      • What research is being done on scleritis?
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      • Interstitial lung disease facts
      • What is interstitial lung disease?
      • What causes interstitial lung disease?
      • What are signs and symptoms of interstitial lung disease?
      • How is interstitial lung disease diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for interstitial lung disease?
      • What is the prognosis for interstitial lung disease?
      • Can interstitial lung disease be prevented?
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Terms related to Scleroderma:

  • Arthritis, Scleroderma
  • CREST Syndrome
  • Linear Scleroderma
  • Morphea
  • Progressive Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Sclerosis