Each day, for my Column at Scleroderma News, for the duration of Scleroderma Awareness month, I will be posting daily information and facts about Scleroderma, which I hope will be of interest. An empowered, educated patient makes for a better “scleroderma journey,” as prevention is better than cure, and there is no cure, currently.
Today’s post is a ‘basic’ explanation as to the different types of Scleroderma and their involvement with the body. As pointed out on the diagram, there are no two patients who display the exact same symptoms, making diagnosis and treatment research more complicated. In addition, the multitude of overlapping symptoms seen with other autoimmune conditions, add to the mix. This can, however, be viewed as a positive, since by uniting together, research findings can be joined up, contrasted, and compared.
To read my articles:
The importance of an early diagnosis click here
the role of medical research click here
the importance of expert specialist centres click here
diet and nutrition click here
taking part in research trials click here
the UK guidelines for management and treatment of Scleroderma click here
my skin is cured from scleroderma click here
BSR and BHPR guideline for the prescription and monitoring of non-biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, Raynaud's, Scleroderma, Rare Disease click here
EULAR guidelines for treatment of systemic sclerosis scleroderma, click here
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