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SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS-SKIN

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SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS-SKIN

1. Skin changes follow a progression of mucinous edema, then induration, and finally fibrosis and atrophy. Limited vs diffuse SSC.

ALL SSC TYPES
2. Raynaud's eventually occurs & severe vasoconstriction can be associated with digital tip ulcerations.

3. Sclerodactyly is the term used to describe localized scleroderma of the fingers or toes.

4. Abnormal nail-fold capillary loops identified on nail-fold capillaroscopy.

LIMITED SSC TYPE
5. Telangiectasias.

CREST SYNDROME
6. Tightening of the skin over the anterior chest.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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