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Lina: Morphea Scleroderma

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Butterflies by Ione Bridgman, ISN Artist I am twenty-five years old and two weeks ago I was diagnosed with scleroderma. I went to see a rheumatologist and he said my case wasn't very important.

Now I don't know what to do since I don't know a lot about the illness or what treatments there are.

I would also like to know how it will impact my life as I don't know how bad this is. Another thing that I don't know is how you determine the type. My skin has hardened on my leg. How fast does this evolve?

Thank you.

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Lina
Email: [email protected]
Story edited 04-23-07 JTD
Story posted 05-01-07 SLE

Story Artist: Ione Bridgman
Story Translator: Alba León
Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin
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ISN Artist: Ione Bridgman

Ione BridgmanISN Artist Ione Bridgman created original artwork to illustrate this page. She is 90 years old, and lives in New Zealand. Her lovely paintings illustrate many of our pages and the covers of our Voices of Scleroderma Book Series .

ISN Translator and Editor: Alba León

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

ISN Story Editor: Judith Thompson Devlin

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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