a disease in which connective tissue anywhere in the body becomes hardened and rigid.
Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a chronic systemic
autoimmune disease characterised by hardening (sclero) of the skin (derma). In
the more ...
Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease
generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word ...
These disorders are rheumatic diseases of the connective tissue. Scleroderma
is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the body attacks its own cells and damages them. What sets the body against itself isn't yet known. More »
Scleroderma (skleer-oh-DUR-muh) is a group of rare diseases that involve the
hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues — the fibers that ...
Scleroderma is a group of diseases that affect connective tissue in the body. This
tissue supports your skin and internal organs. Scleroderma involves tissue that ...
Dec 10, 2014 ... Read about scleroderma symptoms, treatment, prognosis, CREST, research, and
more. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that affects the ...
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms and treatment of scleroderma, an
autoimmune disorder that can damage the organs.
The word “scleroderma” is Greek for hard skin, the most visible characteristic of
the disease. In fact, scleroderma is much more than this; chronic, complex and ...