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#1 leonidas

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

Hello again my name is Leonidas, I have been a time away from the web but now I am back. I want to know if you know of a doctor in Honduras or Central America who is a specialist in the field to can help my mother who suffers from diffuse scleroderma. Since 2 years ago today she has taken a drug called metrotexate but this will damage the liver and it was then changed to one that risks to harm the bone marrow. I hope you can help me, dear friends. I wish you the best.

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Posted 09 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

Leonidas,
I'm glad to see you've made it back. Hopefully we can help. I looked on our Scleroderma Specialist page at the American College of Rheumatology link. It has a rheumatologist listed in Tegucigalpa. Just click on the link provided to get the information. His name is Hugo D. Alonzo Borjas, MD.

Here's a link to two rheumatologists in Guatemala City.
There was also a list listing for one in Costa Rica (San Jose). None of these rheumatologists are listed as specialists, but you could call and ask how much experience they have with dSSc.
Hope you find someone good for your mother that is close by.

In reference to the methoxtrate, I was on methotrexate for 3 years with no problems. Liver damage is a "possible side effect". I know some women that have been on it for many years with no liver problems. Was it working for her?

Please stay in touch and let us know how your mother is doing. I hope she finds a doctor very soon.

Big Hugs to you both,
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