The name scleroderma comes from the Greek words skleros, which means hard, and derma, which means skin. The disease is categorized as a rheumatologic disorder because it affects the connective tissues in the body.
Scleroderma is a rare disease marked by the following:
Patients with scleroderma may develop either a localized or a systemic (body-wide) form of the disease.
Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune rheumatic disease in which the body attacks its own connective tissue. We’ve explored scleroderma... Read more »