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Scleroderma

Key points about scleroderma

  • Scleroderma causes abnormal growth of connective tissue. It can affect the joints, skin, and internal organs.
  • Scleroderma can affect one area of the body, or affect the whole body. It is less common in children for it to affect the whole body.
  • Localized scleroderma may affect patches of the skin on the torso, arms, legs, or head.
  • There is no cure for scleroderma. Treatment is focused on relieving pain and slowing down damage to the body.
  • What is scleroderma?
  • What causes scleroderma?
  • What are the symptoms of scleroderma?
  • How is scleroderma diagnosed?
  • How is scleroderma treated?
  • What are the possible complications of scleroderma?
  • How can I help my child live with scleroderma?
  • When should I call my child’s health care provider?