Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder characterised by increased collagen in various body tissues, structural alteration of microcirculation and certain immune abnormalities. The term scleroderma comes from the Greek “skleros”, which means hard, and “derma”, which means skin. This indicates that skin hardening is the most characteristic feature of the condition. As well as the skin, it can also affect the digestive tract, lungs, kidneys and heart. The prognosis varies. There is currently no cure, but the condition can be treated with general measures and treatment of symptoms, depending on the organs affected.

Esclerodèmia a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 01.02.2022, 13:32
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