Scleroderma also called systemic sclerosis is a chronic connective tissue disease that is classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases according to scleroderma.org. In greek, “sclero” means hard, and “derma” means skin. The most noticeable part about this disease is the hardening of the skin. This disease is not contagious, infectious cancerous or malignant.
About 300,000 Americans have scleroderma, localized scleroderma is more common in children, and systemic sclera is more common in adults. The exact cause of this disease is not known, and till this day science and doctors are working on finding out more information. To learn more about the different types of scleroderma visit this website for great detail and awareness this month! And for more information on Juvenile Scleoderma visit this website.