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Scleroderma

  • By: Shalu S. Patel & Rajiv I. Nijhawan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Scleroderma, which is literally defined as “hard skin,” is an uncommon, chronic condition that produces thickening of the skin through an atypical growth of connective tissue. In more extensive and progressive cases, blood vessels and internal organs such as the lungs, ...

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