June is Scleroderma Awareness Month Part 2 - brendamueller.com - autoimmune disorders/diseases

Living with Scleroderma

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.