Sclerodactyly in Systemic Scleroderma: Palms Up 1
The most classic symptom of systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) is sclerodactyly. Initial symptoms include swollen hands, which sometimes progress to this tapering and claw-like deformity. Not everyone with scleroderma develops this degree of skin hardening. However, it is this symptom that has earned scleroderma the nickname of 'the disease that turns people to stone'.
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