What Causes Scleroderma?
In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of scleroderma we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow scleroderma to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind scleroderma consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to scleroderma. For example, autoimmune tendency.
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of scleroderma.
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
In the Immune System Symptoms
section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™
will ask the following question about scleroderma:
Scleroderma. Have you ever been diagnosed with this condition? This disease causes skin to thicken and tighten.
→ Never had it / don't know
→ Probably/minor episode now resolved
→ Major episode now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of scleroderma or scleroderma, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as Autoimmune Tendency
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