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Scleroderma: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Scleroderma is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakenly produces too much collagen, the main structural protein in connective tissue. The name of the disorder comes from the Greek words for “hard skin” which is the most visible symptom of scleroderma. This condition is not contagious. The excess production of collagen, which characterizes scleroderma, is an autoimmune response, where the body’s immune system produces this substance to attack its own tissues which were […]