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.