Scleroderma Scholarship II

By Riva Preil Scleroderma is more prevalent in women than men, and in fact they are four times more likely to develop the disease.  In the United States, 1 in 1,000 individuals develop scleroderma, and onset is usually between 30 to 50.  The older a person is at the age of diagnosis, the more dangerous …

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Scleroderma Scholarship I

By Riva Preil June marks National Scleroderma Awareness Month. Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disease whose primary symptoms include fibrosis (hardening) of the skin and blood vessel changes. The underlying cause of scleroderma is unknown, however it tends to run in families, which indicates that there is a genetic component to the disease yet to …

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