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Monday, 6 June 2016
DAY 6: Scleroderma, Raynaud's Diagnosis Guidelines, Scleroderma Awareness Month 2016
DAY 6 Scleroderma Awareness Month : Scleroderma, Raynaud's Diagnosis Guidelines
Over the decades, more has
gradually become known and understood about scleroderma and the symptoms which
Today’s post is a copy of the
current guidelines which are accepted globally, when reaching a systemic
sclerosis, scleroderma diagnosis.
Due to the multi complex body
part involvement in scleroderma, a diagnosis can be complicated with all of the
differing combinations to take into consideration.
In addition, no two patients
are truly alike with the symptoms which they present.
A best practice care approach
should always be put into place to try and manage/control the symptoms with
view to preventing further damage and improving the quality of life for the
As was discussed in Day 5, an early diagnosis is
crucial for best patient outcome and the prevention of irreversible damage.
article was originally published here in my Column with Scleroderma News.