Scleroderma

Definition of Scleroderma:

An autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, characterized by the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and organs of the body.  This leads to thickness and firmness of involved areas.

Also: Systemic Sclerosis

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“...& 3rd degree-topical & systemic usage); ulcers; leprous sores; cellulite; poor wound healing (topical); keloids; to Improve integrity of collagen matrix; help treat & reduce scarring after surgery; scleroderma; stimulates hair & nail growth; increases vascularization of connective tissue; increases mucin formation & structural components of connective tissue; increases tensile integrity of...”

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“...Occasionally it is associated with cancer, or with other diseases of the connective tissues (for example, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis)...”
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Scleroderma

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Scleroderma is a rare, chronic autoimmune disease that causes skin to thicken and tighten...”
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