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Treatment of Scleroderma

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Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
 from  1799
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
 from  3684

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Nephrology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
4400
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
8382

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Rheumatology and Infectology

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3704
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
8120

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
0
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Hematology, Oncology, Hemostaseology, Rheumatology and Infectology

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3595
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7781

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Osteology and Endocrinology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3981
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
8589

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Kidney Transplantation

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
4494
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
9543

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Gastroenterology, Hematology, Oncology, Hepatology, Infectology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3455
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7373

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Rheumatology and Immunoncology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3904
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
8289

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Nephrology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Diabetology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3501
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7658

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3282
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7276

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Infectology and Rheumatology

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
4925
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
10760

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Hypertensiology and Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3625
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7699

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
4469
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
9434

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Rheumatology

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3724
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
8144

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3626
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7753

University Hospital Saarland Homburg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Homburg

Department of Oncology, Hematology, Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

The University Hospital Saarland is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of the Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in medi
Diagnostic tests for scleroderma
3380
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of scleroderma
7446
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About the disease

Scleroderma is a disease, when skin and connective tissue hardens and tightens. It usually originates in fibers, responsible for providing the framework to the body of a human. Scleroderma is considered to be a very rare disease. Usually it affects women between 30-50 years of age. In 20% of cases scleroderma damages only the skin of a person. In other 70% structures beyond the skin, such as blood vessels, are also affected. In rare cases scleroderma damages internal organs of a person, most often digestive tract.

100% of all scleroderma cases develop because of abnormal production of collagen in the skin. As a result, collagen accumulated in the skin, causing separate tissues to tighten. Overall, collagen is a special type of protein, responsible for forming connective tissues in the body of a person. It is not known why collagen starts to be produced abnormally. It is believed that disruption in the immune system plays crucial role in collagen overproduction. Exposure to dangerous substances, such as pesticides or solvents, can also trigger development of scleroderma.

Symptoms

  • Hardened patches on the skin in various areas
  • Numbness in certain parts of the skin
  • Skin becomes shiny in hardened places
  • Color of the skin changes
  • Pain in the affected areas
  • Unusual response to cold temperatures

Diagnosis

It is difficult to diagnose scleroderma, as it can originate in different parts of the body.

  • During physical exam doctor checks the skin to determine which areas exactly are hardened. He also determines response of a patient to cold temperatures.
  • Blood test is necessary to be done to determine if there is increased response from antibodies which is an indicator of problems with immune system.
  • X-Ray of the lungs and heart if done to see if scleroderma damaged these organs.
  • Biopsy of the skin tissue of hardened part is done to check the skin cells under microscope and see if there are any problems.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment aims to control scleroderma and prevent development of any complications. It includes dilation of the blood vessels, which can prevent spread of the scleroderma to heart and kidneys.
  • Suppression of the immune system for a certain period of time can decrease the production of collagen and thus eliminate scleroderma symptoms.
  • Reduction of the stomach acid is performed if scleroderma affected digestive tract, thus causing the amount of stomach acid to increase.
  • Lung transplantation is used in extremely rare cases if scleroderma affects the lungs to the extent, when a person needs transplantation.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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