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Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. In scleroderma, the tissue gets hard or thick. It can cause swelling or pain in your muscles and joints.

Symptoms of scleroderma include

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  1. Scleroderma (National Library of Medicine)  
    Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. ... their shape and helps keep them strong. In scleroderma, the tissue gets hard or thick. It can ...
  2. CREST syndrome; Limited scleroderma; Progressive systemic sclerosis; Systemic sclerosis; Localized scleroderma; Mixed connective disease; Morphea - linear
  3. Genetics Home Reference: Systemic scleroderma From the National Institutes of Health (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Systemic scleroderma On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... Glossary definitions Reviewed September 2011 What is systemic scleroderma? Systemic scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder that affects ...
  4. Handout on Health: Scleroderma From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    August 2012 Handout on Health: Scleroderma This booklet is for people who have scleroderma, as well as for their family members, friends, and others who want to ...
  5. What Is Scleroderma? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... 10.9 MB Revised August 2010 What Is Scleroderma? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ... Other Related Conditions For Your Information What Causes Scleroderma? The cause is unknown. You can’t catch ...
  6. Resources - scleroderma ... following organizations are good resources for information on scleroderma : American College of Rheumatology - http://www.rheumatology.org/ ...
  7. Current Treatments Available for Scleroderma Patients (Scleroderma Research Foundation)  
    Current treatments available for scleroderma patients DISCLAIMER: The following information on treatment options for the symptoms of scleroderma do not in any way constitute therapeutic ...
  8. Tips for Living with Scleroderma (Scleroderma Research Foundation)  
    Tips for Living with Scleroderma Ways to help manage your symptoms The Scleroderma Research Foundation does not provide medical advice, nor does it endorse any ...
  9. Risk Factors for Scleroderma (Scleroderma Research Foundation)  
    ... Home For Patients Risk Factors Risk Factors for Scleroderma The cause of scleroderma is still unknown. Scientists ... help find improved therapies and a cure for scleroderma! quick links What is scleroderma? Frequently Asked Questions ...
  10. Scleroderma Foundation (Scleroderma Foundation)  
    ... Advocate What is Scleroderma? News Facebook What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective ...
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