Scleroderma treatment

As an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue (fibers that provide the framework and support for the body), scleroderma involves the tightening and hardening of the skin in certain areas. It is classified as an autoimmune disease because a certain trigger will activate the immune system to cause injury to tissues that result in an […]

Scleroderma symptoms

Scleroderma is a group of progressive diseases involving tightening of the skin and the fibers that provide the framework for the body. Localized scleroderma only affects the skin on the body. Systemic scleroderma affects the skin as well as the internal organs. Scleroderma is a very rare disease, affecting approximately only 250 out of one […]

Scleroderma disease

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. Chronic means that it lasts a lifetime. An autoimmune disease is one in which the body’s immune system attacks itself. When an immune system is working normally, it fights off foreign invaders, such as viruses and bacteria; an autoimmune system attacks […]