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Overview of Systemic Scleroderma Symptoms

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer

Symptoms of Scleroderma Video
Presented by Amanda Thorpe
These symptoms may occur in systemic scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) but usually not in localized scleroderma, such as linear or morphea scleroderma. See Types of Scleroderma. Nearly all of these symptoms may occur alone or as part of other illnesses besides scleroderma, particularly including other arthritis or autoimmune diseases or in scleroderma-like illnesses. Just because an item is listed here does not mean that it will occur in any given case, as there are many different types of scleroderma, which vary greatly in regard to both symptoms and severity. Consult a rheumatologist or scleroderma expert for diagnosis of scleroderma or related illnesses.
Main Categories
Associated Conditions
Brain
Dental/Mouth
Eyes
Fatigue
Gastrointestinal
Heart (Cardiac)
Kidney (Renal)
Liver
Lung (Pulmonary)
Photos of Symptoms
Pregnancy
Raynaud's
Similar Skin Diseases
Sjogren's Syndrome
Skeletal (Bones, Muscles)
Skin and Hair
Vascular

Associated Conditions

Anemia of Chronic Disease
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Arthritis
Asthma
Autoimmunity
Behcet's
Cancer
Celiac Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Depression
Dermatology (General)
Dermatomyositis
Diabetes
Ear Diseases, Autoimmune
Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS)
Endometriosis
Eye Diseases, Autoimmune
Fatigue
Fibromyalgia
Glaucoma/Retinal Involvement
Guillain-Barre
Idiopathic Thromocytopenic Purpura
Interstitial Cystitis
Leukemia
Marfan syndrome (MFS)
MCTD
Multiple SclerosisMyasthenia Gravis
Narcolepsy
Neuromuscular Diseases
Pancreatitis, Autoimmune
Pancytopenia
Polyarteritis Nodosa
Polymyositis
Psoriasis, PsA
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sarcoidosis
Scleroderma
Similar Skin Diseases
Systemic Lupus (SLE)
Systemic Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases
Thrombotic Purpura (TTP)
Thyroid Disease
Tuberculosis, Extrapulmonary
Tuberculous Fasciitis
UCTD
Vasculitis
Vulvodynia
Warts
Wegener's Granulomatosis

Brain

Overview
Systemic Scleroderma
—Vascular Headache
—What is Vertigo?
Localized Scleroderma
Personal Stories
Related Links

Dental/Mouth Symptoms in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview
Bone Resorption
Candida (Fungal)
Cavities
Dental Amalgam
Dental Fears/Phobias
Dental Implants
Dentures
General Dentistry
Microstomia (Small Mouth)
Microstomia Stories
Mouth Sores
Periodontal Disease
Photos of Dental Involvement
Scleroderma Dental
Sensitive Teeth
Stories of Scleroderma Dental
Sjogren's Syndrome
Taste and Smell
TMJ
Tongue and Oral Cancers
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

Eye Involvement in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview
Normal Tension Glaucoma
Autoimmune Iritis/Uveitis
Optic Neuropathy
Other Eye Diseases of Scleroderma
Eyes in Rheumatic Diseases
Support
Personal Stories
Media Stories

Fatigue in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview of Fatigue
Causes of Fatigue
Coping with Fatigue
Scleroderma Complications and Fatigue
Treatments for Fatigue
Personal Stories
Related Links

Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview
Biomarkers for Scleroderma GI
Correlation with Other Symptoms
Digestive Involvement
Bowel Dysfunction
Dysmotility Syndrome
Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)
Esophagus (Throat) Involvement
Esophagus: Reflux (Heartburn)
Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis Stories
GAVE (Watermelon Stomach)
Loss of Appetite
Malnutrition
Pneumoperitoneum
Additional Research

Heart (Cardiac) Involvement in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview and Video
Symptoms
Correlation with Other Diseases
Systemic Scleroderma
Complications
Diagnosis
Treatments
Research
Personal Stories

Kidney Involvement in Systemic Scleroderma

Kidney Involvement Kidney Dialysis and Transplant

Liver Symptoms in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview
Hepatitis, Autoimmune
Hepatitis C (Viral Hepatitis)
Cancer of Liver
Cirrhosis of Liver
Biliary Cirrhosis Symptoms
Biliary Cirrhosis Diagnosis
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Personal Stories
Support Groups
Spleen

Lung Symptoms in Systemic Scleroderma

Overview
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Severity/Prognosis
Lung Cancer
Methotrexate Lung Complications
Pleural Effusion
Pneumonia
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Pulmonary Hypertension
Pulmonary Veno-Occlusive Disease
Restrictive Lung Disease
Shrinking Lung Syndrome
Oxygen Therapy
Personal Stories

Photos of Localized and Systemic Scleroderma Symptoms

Video of Symptoms
Alopecia
Calcinosis
Gangrene
Linear/Morphea
Bullous Morphea
Raynaud's
Scleredema
Sclerodactyly
Skin Ulcers
Sympathectomy Surgery
Systemic Scleroderma
Watermelon Stomach

Pregnancy and Systemic Scleroderma

Autoimmunity and Pregnancy
Autoimmunity and Menopause
Antidepressants/Fetal P.H.
PostPartum Psychosis
Preeclampsia
Infertility
Medications and Pregnancy
Scleroderma and Pregnancy
Slide Show
Smoking and Pregnancy
Personal Stories
Related Information

Raynaud's

What is Raynaud's?
Diagnosis
Treatments
Medications
Improving Circulation
Prevention
Rewarming Tips
Heatsock Directions
Tips from Patients
Research
Patient Support
Patient Stories

Similar Skin Diseases

Skin Directory
About Dermatology
Acrokeratoelastoidosis
Atrophoderma Pierini/Pasini
Bullous Pemphigoid
CREST Syndrome
Dermatitis Artefacta
Diffuse Scleroderma
En Coup de Sabre
Eosinophilia Myalgia (EMS)
Eosinophilic Fasciitis
Graft-Versus-Host-Disease
Grzybowski Syndrome
Keloidal Scleroderma
Lichen Sclerosus
Linear Scleroderma
Limited Systemic Scleroderma
Lipodermatosclerosis
Lipodystrophy, Lipoatrophy
Morphea
Myeloma (Bone Cancer)
Nephrogenic Fibrosing Derm
Overlap/UCTD/MCTD
Parry Rombergs Syndrome
Pemphigus Vulgaris
Perioral Dermatitis
POEMS
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
Progeria
Pseudoscleroderma
Radiation Port Scleroderma
Schnitzler Syndrome
Scleredema Adultorum Buschke
Scleroderma
Scleroderma-Like
Scleromyxedema
Stiff Skin Syndrome
Urticaria
Vitiligo
Warts
Werner's Syndrome

Sjögren's Syndrome

Overview
Symptoms
Diagnosis
Similar & Overlaps
Research
Treatments
Support
Personal Stories

Skeletal Involvement

Overview
Bone Density
Bone Resorption
Costochondritis
Erosive Arthropathy

Foot Problems
Hand and Joint Involvement
Myositis (Muscle Inflammation)
Neurological
Osteoporosis
Tendon Friction Rubs (TFR)
Transverse Myelitis
Patient Stories

Skin and Hair

Overview
Alopecia (Hair Loss)
Calcinosis
Collagen, Face Lifts
Digital (Finger) Ulcers
Edema (Swelling)
Elbow Tip Pain
Fibrosis
Fingernails
Gangrene
Pigmentation
Itching
Leg Ulcers
Microstomia
Neck Sign
Raynaud's
Sclerodactyly
Tattoos
Telangiectasia
Wound Healing
Xerosis (Dry Skin)

Vascular

Overview
Vascular in Scleroderma
Causes
Types in Scleroderma
In Other CTDs
Biomarkers
Angiogenesis
Hypoxia
VEGF
Personal Stories
Related Information

Scleroderma Research

Causes of Scleroderma
History of Scleroderma
Postmortem Resources
Scleroderma Research Registries
Treatments and Clinical Trials
 
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