Scleroderma

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

The Analyst™ 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.
Possible responses:
→ 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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