Scleroderma Experts at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Charleston, South Carolina

✔ Juvenile Scleroderma       ✔ Scleroderma-like illnesses
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Scleroderma Experts
Types of Scleroderma Handled? All
Ages: All
Insurance: Most Accepted
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This center is led by Dr. Richard M. Silver and treats treats all forms of scleroderma, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. This is a good center for juvenile scleroderma, for rare scleroderma-like illnesses such as eosinophilic fasciitis (EF) and for adults with scleroderma lung involvement. Adults and children are treated at this scleroderma center and a pediatric rheumatologist within the scleroderma clinic should be requested when making an appointment for a child.

Scleroderma often takes many years to diagnose because of insidious onset, vague initial symptoms, and low physician and public awareness. It is typically diagnosed and treated by rheumatologists, but because it is a rare and very complex disease, there are only a few dozen scleroderma specialists in the United States. Expert care can be crucial for proper screening, diagnosis, patient education, clinical trials, and treatment. (Also see: What is Scleroderma?, Diagnosis of Scleroderma and Scleroderma Expert Directory)

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Division of Rheumatology
Medical University of South Carolina
PO Box 250623
96 Jonathan Lucas St Ste 912
Charleston, SC 29425-8900

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MUSC Rheumatology. We have an ongoing interest in both basic and clinical research into the causes, mechanisms, and potential treatments of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) and Raynaud Phenomenon, which often accompanies systemic sclerosis. MUSC.

Richard M. Silver, M.D. Dr. Silver's clinical interests include scleroderma and scleroderma-related conditions, as well as childhood rheumatic diseases. MUSC.

Scleroderma Experts

Although there may be other doctors in this clinic or division, these are the only ones listed specifically as scleroderma experts by the center as of our last update.

Physician, Degree

Richard M. Silver, MD
Edwin A. Smith, MD

Types of Scleroderma Treated: All

This center treats all forms of scleroderma, such as localized (morphea, linear, en coup) and (limited or diffuse) systemic sclerosis. This is also a good center for scleroderma-like illnesses, such as eosinophilic fasciitis (EF). (Also see Difficult Diagnosis, Diseases Similar to Scleroderma, and Types of Scleroderma)

Ages Treated? All

When attempting to make an appointment for a child, be sure to request a pediatricrheumatologist within the scleroderma clinic.

Insurance: Accepts Most

Most insurances accepted. Please verify insurance coverage.


This center is a member of the Scleroderma Clinical Trials Consortium (SCTC), which means that they participate in SCTC peer-reviewed international clinical trials for scleroderma.

Last Review, Update or News Posting

04/04/2016: Page information verified by Vanessa Hamann, ISN Scleroderma Expert List Coordinator, and updated by Jo Frowde, ISN Assistant Webmaster. Overview added. Two Drs. Marcy B. Bolster and Clarence W. Legerton III removed. JEF

Featuring: Scleroderma Experts at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

Scleroderma Experts at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This is a good center for juvenile scleroderma, for rare scleroderma-like illnesses, and for adults with scleroderma lung involvement. ISN. Posted 01/25/12.

01/20/12: Page published.

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