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Donato: Systemic Scleroderma with Raynaud's

Italy

Colored Crystal Glasses by Shelley EnszMy name is Donato. I discovered I am affected by this illness a year ago, following problems with my hands, where I lost sensibility and they got swollen in a particular way when it was cold. I checked into a specialized centre at the Bari hospital, and after several controls I got diagnosed with this illness.

At the beginning I didn't know what it was, but afterwards I got informed and I realized how serious it was. Right now I am following a treatment with Endoxan, Medrol, Trental, Pantorc, Cardirene.

I wrote to you for a recommendation from a doctor, I would like to know whether this is the right treatment since I have compromised my lungs to some extent, (bronchiectasis) and my esophagus only at the end.

Thank goodness I am fine, and the only problems are in my hands and the continuous coughing. Thank you.

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Donato
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 03-20-09 JTD
Story posted 03-27-09 SLE

Story Artist: Shelley Ensz
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

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Donato: Sclerosi Sistemica con Fenomeno di Raynaud
Cos'è la Sclerodermia
Tipi di Sclerodermia: Limitata
Tipi di Sclerodermia: Limitata Storie
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Raynaud Storie di Pazienti

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ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

Alba LeonAlba León is the ISN Translator for this page. She is studying international relations in Mexico City.

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Photo of JudithJudith Thompson Devlin is the ISN Story Editor for this story. She is also lead editor of the ISN's wonderful Voices of Scleroderma book series!

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