Scleroderma is an unknown disease to many, but according to the Scleroderma Foundation, an estimated 300,000 Americans have the condition.
Here’s a list of ten myths about scleroderma debunked.
1. Scleroderma is the same for everyone.
Scleroderma can differ greatly from one patient to another since it has different ways of manifesting itself. In its two major classifications, scleroderma is usually found in just a few places on the skin or muscles and rarely affects internal organs (localized scleroderma), or affects the connective tissue in many parts of the body involving internal organs (systemic scleroderma).