Recent Examples of scleroderma from the Web
His daughter Suzanne Agee said the cause was respiratory failure as a complication of scleroderma, a degenerative disease in which the immune system harms healthy tissue.
Agee, who spent his last months living in Seattle, died of scleroderma, a rare disease that causes hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues, his family said.
Gene profiling of cells from scleroderma mouse models backed this up.
Both problems were triggered by a chronic autoimmune disease called scleroderma, a skin condition that can cause the skin to tighten or become thick and rigid, losing elasticity.
In 2015, a medical team at Oregon Health & Science University said there was no cure for her scleroderma.
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Origin and Etymology of scleroderma
First Known Use: circa 1860See Words from the same year
medical Definition of scleroderma
- No treatment exists to reverse scleroderma, and when it moves to the digestive system, kidneys, heart, and lungs, it is often fatal.
- —J. Lee Nelson, Natural History, June 2001
- When physicians suspect scleroderma, they may use several diagnostic tests to distinguish it from other connective tissue disorders.
- —Peta Gillyatt, Harvard Health Letter, May 1994
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