According to National Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases (NIAMS), Scleroderma is more common in women than men. Anyone can get it, even children.
Most localized types show up before age 40, and are more common in people of European descent than in African Americans.
Systemic types are more common in people aged 30 to 50 and are more common in African Americans than in people of European descent.
Doctors diagnose scleroderma using:
- Your medical history
- A physical exam
- Lab tests
- A skin biopsy.
Scleroderma can be hard to diagnose. Other diseases can have similar symptoms. It is easier to diagnose if you have:
- Common symptoms
- Skin that gets thick fast.
Learn more about the disease here: http://bit.ly/learnscleroderma
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