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Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • Limited cutaneous systemic scleroderma
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Overview

Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis is a subtype of systemic sclerosis characterized by the association of 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.[1] 
Last updated: 5/27/2015

References

  1. Hachulla E. Limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis. Orphanet. July 2010; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=220402. Accessed 5/27/2015.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Limited cutaneous systemic scleroderma
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