HARD WORD. HARDER DISEASE.
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LEARN MORE ABOUT SCLERODERMA
“Sclero” means “hard” and “derma” means “skin”. But hardening skin is just one of many symptoms scleroderma sufferers experience. Stiff joints, digestive issues, lung scarring, kidney failure—all can result. And sometimes be fatal. Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease with no known cause and no cure. Research is vital, but because so few people are aware of the disease, our researchers don’t always get the resources they need. Learn more about scleroderma. Help us get the word out.
Scleroderma patients share their stories.
This video features scleroderma patients and their loved ones, as well as Dr. Frederick Wigley, Director of the Scleroderma Center at Johns Hopkins University.
Read these moving stories of scleroderma patients, from a three-year-old boy to a beloved grandmother who fought the disease for over 50 years.
Learn more about scleroderma from those who have it, and from those whose loved ones have been affected (including actor Jason Alexander and football great Barry Sanders).
SCLERODERMA MAKES LIFE HARDER, ALL OVER.
Use this interactive body map from the Scleroderma Foundation to learn more about the effects of the disease. Select any body part to see how scleroderma affects it.