Scleroderma is a group of disorders that causes thick, tight skin
. It may also result in scar tissues and organ damage. It falls into two categories:
- Local scleroderma. It occurs on skin and the muscle beneath.
- Systemic sclerosis. It involves blood vessels and major organs.
Common symptoms include: hard and thick skin that looks shiny and smooth; cold finger or toes than turn red, white, or blue; ulcers and sores on fingertips; swollen fingers, toes or joints.
There is not a treatment for scleroderma, your doctor will help you better manage your symptoms.
Keyword: scleroderma disease