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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.


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