Scleroderma · Systemic Sclerosis

  • “Scleroderma is an autoimmune, rheumatic, and chronic disease that affects the body by hardening connective tissue. ("Connective tissue" is widespread. It adds strength to organs and other parts of the body.) Connective tissue is made of many kinds of proteins. Among them is collagen of the skin. Scleroderma literally means hard skin.”


    Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center