TOP Doctors for Scleroderma Treatment
Scleroderma literally means "hard skin". This is a pathological skin or connective tissue hardening. The disease is one of the so-called collagenoses.
The cause of scleroderma is not known exactly. Genetic factors and pathological autoimmune processes have been proven. About 30 out of every 100,000 people get sick, mostly between the ages of 50 and 60 years. Women are about three times more likely to be affected than men.
In circumscribed scleroderma, also called morpheae, the hardening occurs only in the connective tissue under the skin. It usually begins imperceptibly as a small red spot on different parts of the body. Very slowly, the red spots increase and are often registered only when they have become about coin size. Later, in the center of the patches, a hardening of the skin appears, which looks like an ivory smooth plate. Such plates often lead to joints in movement restrictions.
The blood vessels, the internal organs - simply all perfused tissue consists of connective tissue, and in the so-called systemic scleroderma, the connective tissue hardening throughout the body on organs, which may affect their function. The connective tissue of the lung, kidneys, esophagus and heart is particularly frequently affected. This systemic form of scleroderma is life-threatening in its entirety.
Both variants of scleroderma spread slowly over years and initially painless, so they are often recognized very late. The diagnosis is based on the typical Morpheae and laboratory chemistry. Organ involvement can also be demonstrated by biopsy, pulmonary function tests and computed tomography. A cure of scleroderma is not possible, their progression can be slowed down with cytostatic and immunosuppressive drugs.
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Submit a request on German Medical Group website - our manager will give you all the info regarding a particular doctor for scleroderma treatment or hospital. This consultation is FREE. Together we choose the best specialist for scleroderma treatment for your case. With German Medical Group you avoid waiting lists, get 24/7 support until your coming back home. Learn more about us here.
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- Learn the info about doctors for scleroderma treatment listed below. It represents top specialists in Europe.
- Submit a request on German Medical Group specifying the purpose of the treatment.
- Our manager will call you back to book the chosen specialist for scleroderma treatment or offer another one according to the diagnosis, health condition, and financial ability.
- If you approve the chosen doctor for scleroderma treatment, our manager schedules the date of your arrival.