Systemic Sclerosis: Conditions Overlap

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease which causes hardening of the skin and connective tissues. The disease mostly affects women ages 30-50, but children and men can also be affected. Each person’s experience of scleroderma is very individual to them, with some who deal with slight skin tightening to others who suffer from a variety of serious internal organ issues.

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In this Scleroderma Foundation video shared on the organization’s YouTube channel in October 2012, listen to Dr. Tamiko Katsumoto, of the University of California’s Scleroderma Clinic, talk about overlapping conditions in systemic sclerosis. The video was recorded at the 2012 Scleroderma Foundation’s National Patient Education Conference in Texas.

Learn more about scleroderma symptom management — why and what can be done — here.

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