Scleroderma: From Diagnosis to Symptoms

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With scleroderma, connective tissues in the body’s major organs become thickened due to an overproduction of collagen. Scleroderma most noticeably affects the skin, but it can also affect internal organs leading to pulmonary arterial hypertension, and heart and GI tract diseases.

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In this video by Dr. Andras Fazakas, scleroderma is explained using animation. Starting at the onset of the disease, Fazakas explains diagnosis, progression, and some of the symptoms patients experience.

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