sclerosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, sclerodactyly, autoimmune disease, CREST syndrome, telangiectasia
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases
Scleroderma, also known as sclerosis, is an autoimmune disease causing fibrosis in connective tissues. Symptoms include: skin tightening, stiffness and swelling of fingers, weight loss, fatigue, and musculoskeletal pain. Limited scleroderma, also known as CREST syndrome, includes calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia. This presentation is to help increase knowledge of scleroderma pathophysiology and nursing implications that will help medical staff better care for those affected.
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