Definitions for "Scleroderma"
A disease of adults, characterized by a diffuse rigidity and hardness of the skin.
A term literally meaning "hardening of the skin". This term is used to refer to that group of diseases that can cause only hardening of the skin or that can cause hardening of the skin in conjunction with hardening of tissues in vital organs inside the body such as the kidneys, the lungs, and the bowels.
Autoimmune disease of skin or blood vessels.
The Condition"...) CREST stands for Calcinosis, Raynaud's, Esophagus, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasia..."
The Condition"...With affecting the blood vessels, it can cause Raynaud's phenomenon..."
Recommendation DMSO Topically"...Histotoxic changes were observed together with healing of ischemic ulcers on fingertips, relief from pain and stiffness, and an increase in strength..."
a distinct possibility as causing the diarrhea in this patient
an immune system disorder of varying degree that can affect many areas of the body