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Hypopigmentation in Scleroderma: Appearance Change

A Spotlight on the Ssc Scleroderma Symptom Hypopigmentation Sarah Jatto from Clapham, South London was diagnosed in 2009 with diffuse Ssc at age 19. Sarah has very kindly agreed to share her experience with the symptom of Hypopigmentation. ‘Hypopigmentation, also known as vitiligo, is something I…

Mobility: An Ssc Patient Perspective

In September 1997, I was diagnosed with diffuse Systemic Sclerosis (scleroderma) and told by my medical consultant at that time that I would have to use a wheelchair by Christmas. Nine months later, I changed my medical consultant to the super-human beings who are Prof. Dame…

Fatigue in Systemic Sclerosis: An Unwelcome Symptom

The fatigue that accompanies scleroderma is not only an unwelcome, relentless symptom that is difficult to control and manage, but also can quite often be overlooked, with the initial management of the disease focussing on the more important (quite rightly), life threatening skin and organ fibrosis progression. There are…