|United States Clusters
South Boston, Massachusetts
You may contact scleroderma patients in South Boston, Mary-Margaret Alessi or Liz Lombard, about this story. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: Genetics, Causes of Scleroderma: Geography, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)
Scleroderma study brings little comfort. South Boston cluster may be genetic, not environmental, but true cause is elusive. Meghan Irons. Boston.com. 01/25/10.
(Expired Article) Medical Mystery In South Boston Probed. Officials Report High Number Of Disease Cases. Scleroderma is rare, but is striking an unusually high number of people in South Boston. TheBostonChannel 12/15/04.
WGBH PBS aired a half-hour special on Scleroderma/Lupus in South Boston. 6-1-01.
ABC's Nightline aired a segment of the PBS documentary about the scleroderma cluster in South Boston. 3/30/01.
Sick in South Boston: A Search for Answers. Aired on PBS 3-30-01.
Reading Voices of Scleroderma Books: Diana Kramer.
Sharing Scleroderma Awareness Bracelets: Deb Martin, Brenda Miller, Vickie Risner.
Thanks to UNITED WAY donors of Central New Mexico and Snohomish County!
Patricia Ann Black: Marilyn Currier, Shelley Ensz, Richard Howitt, Gerald and Pat Ivanejko, Juno Beach Condo Association, Keith and Rosalyn Miller, and Elaine Wible.
Gayle Hedlin: Daniel and Joann Pepper and Nancy Smithberg.
Janet Paulmenn: Anonymous, Mary Jo Austin, Shelley Blaser, Susan Book, Dennis and Pat Clayton, Grace Cunha, Cindy Dorio, Michael and Patricia Donahue, Shelley Ensz, Nancy Falkenhagen, Jo Frowde, Alice Gigl, Margaret Hollywood, Karen Khalaf and Family, Susan Kvarantan, Bradley Lawrence, Jillyan Little, Donna Madge, Michele Maxson, Barry and Judith McCabe, John Moffett, My Tribute Foundation, Joan-Marie Permison, John Roberts, Margaret Roof, Maryellen Ryan, Mayalin and Kiralee Murphy, Nancy Settle-Murphy, and Bruce and Elizabeth Winter.
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