Also known as Dermatosclerosis
Scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease (primarily of the skin -"derma") characterized by fibrosis (or hardening -"sclero"), vascular alterations, and autoantibodies. There are two major forms:Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with scleroderma, 53% report having skin lesion, 53% report having skin rash, and 42% report having skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of scleroderma are skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, skin growth, lip swelling, skin irritation, and irregular appearing scalp, although you may still have scleroderma without those symptoms.
Patients with scleroderma often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), excision, wound care management, biopsy, pelvis exam, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision of skin lesion and examination of breast .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with scleroderma include clobetasol topical, hydrocortisone topical, lactic acid topical, urea topical, petrolatum topical, mycophenolate mofetil (cellcept), desonide topical, tretinoin topical, fluocinolone topical, salicylic acid topical, terbinafine topical, candesartan (atacand) and fluocinonide topical .
Groups of people at highest risk for scleroderma include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.