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Systemic Scleroderma

Soumya Chatterjee, MD


Definition and etiology

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis (SSc), is a chronic multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by a vasculopathy, diffuse fibrosis of skin and various internal organs, and immune abnormalities. The clinical manifestations of this disease are extremely heterogeneous and depend on the presence and degree of various internal organ involvement.