Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis
Other Names for this Disease
- Limited cutaneous systemic scleroderma
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Raynaud's phenomenon and skin fibrosis on the hands, face, feet and forearms. The exact cause of limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis is unknown, but likely originates from an autoimmune reaction which leads to overproduction of collagen. In some cases, the condition is associated with exposure to certain chemicals. Management is aimed at treating the symptoms present in each affected individual.Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis is a subtype of systemic sclerosis characterized by the association of
Last updated: 5/27/2015
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