Scleroderma Awareness Month

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

June is Scleroderma Awareness Month, with June 29being World Scleroderma Day. Sadly, as patients, we all know too well that every day is “scleroderma day.

Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word “scleroderma” comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.