Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease affecting the skin and organs. Less than 1 in 300,000 people are diagnosed each year, and it affects more girls than boys.

Signs and symptoms

Scleroderma affects the skin tissue and the membranes of the organs. The main symptoms include:

Treatment options

It is important to bring the inflammation under control as soon as possible. This will prevent the disease from spreading and reduce the likelihood of the formation of fibrous skin lesions, which don’t respond well to treatment once formed.