20 Facts about Pediatric Scleroderma


According to the Cleveland Clinic, although scleroderma may be similar in adults and children, there are some specific characteristics that are more pronounced in children.

Pediatric scleroderma is divided into systemic and localized diseases, which is further differentiated into subtypes based on clinical findings of skin involvement.

1. There are two types of pediatric scleroderma: localized scleroderma and systemic scleroderma

2. Localized scleroderma is more common in children, usually only affecting the skin. In some cases, it might spread to the underlying muscles.

3. Children with systemic sclerosis may have more widespread skin changes which may result in limited joint movement.

Learn more about Wyatt Wright a.k.a (Wyatt The Warrior),  a 9-year-old young man diagnosed with localized scleroderma (linear) at the age of 8.

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