3 Possible Risks for Scleroderma Targeted

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Scleroderma is a systemic autoimmune disease that causes hardening of the skin and connective tissues. The disease mostly affects women ages 30-50, but children and men can also get it. There is known cause for scleroderma yet  — but scientists are looking at the following factors for potential higher risks for the disease, according to the Scleroderma Research Foundation:

Read about ten important symptoms of scleroderma you should know about here.

1. Genetics

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Although the disease doesn’t tend to run in families, some researchers think certain people may have a genetic predisposition for the condition.  However, this doesn’t mean that a scleroderma patient will go on to have children with the disease.

Find out more about the overlapping symptoms of scleroderma here.

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