Treatments for Scleroderma
There are no treatments that can cure scleroderma. The goal is to:
- Manage symptoms
- Protect the skin from more damage
- Improve quality of life
This may be done with:
Surgery may be done for people with severe disease.
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- Scleroderma. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/scleroderma.
- Systemic sclerosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/systemic-sclerosis.
- What is scleroderma? Scleroderma Foundation website. Available at: https://scleroderma.org/what-is-scleroderma.
- James P. Cornell, MD
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