Could This Be the Cause of Scleroderma?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this animated video from Hack Dentistry, learn about the hypothesized pathogenesis of scleroderma. The video is aimed at dental students who may come into contact with scleroderma patients throughout their careers.

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Hack Dentistry explains how the disease develops, the clinical features of the disease and some of the treatments available for scleroderma patients.

The film discusses the cells that become altered in scleroderma patients (fibroblast, endothelium and immune cells) and what that means for those who have the condition. It also goes into detail on what can happen with the mouth and gums of scleroderma patients and how the changes may affect teeth.

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