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Hello,
I would like to know what is Scleraderma? Is it genetically transmitted?

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Hey,
Scleraderma is relatively rare form of arthritis in which the body produces too much collagen. Excess collagen may be deposited in the skin, joints, and other body organs. It is a chronic disorder (which means is taking place for longer time) marked by hardening and thickening of the skin. Scleroderma can be localized (which means only for example on hands) or it can affect the entire body. There are different types of scleraderma- scleraderma is a symptom of a group of diseases.

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Hello. I am very sorry to hear about your wife. Unfortunately, the disease is chronic and progressive and it usually affects adults, mainly women, of your wife’s age. The problem with schleroderma is that it is incurable and that only some of the symptoms may be managed. Medicaments may be prescribed to prevent complications which may involve internal organs. The sad story is that scientists are still very confused about the disease, the causes and the treatments. Studies are being conducted about finding a better treatment way but so far there is nothing definite. The risk of developing internal organ damage is within first three years. If it doesn’t occur in the first 3 years, then the risk is decreased. Your wife’s doctor will decide upon treatment depending on your wife’s symptoms. Work closely with a doctor.
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