In my first autoimmune series, I am going to be looking at the different areas of the body the autoimmune disorders affect. Autoimmune disorders are broadly grouped into two categories – • “organ-specific” means one organ is affected, • “non-organ-specific” disorders, multiple organs or body systems may be affected.
What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.
What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is the chronic hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. (Also called Crest Syndrome)